Configuring your enterprise
After GitHub Enterprise Server is up and running, you can configure your enterprise to suit your organization's needs.
About enterprise configuration
You can use the site admin dashboard, Management Console, and administrative shell (SSH) to manage your enterprise.
Accessing the administrative shell (SSH)
SSH access allows you to run the GitHub Enterprise Server command line utilities to troubleshoot, run backups, and configure replication.
Enabling and scheduling maintenance mode
Some standard maintenance procedures, such as upgrading your GitHub Enterprise Server instance or restoring backups, require the instance to be taken offline for normal use.
Configuring backups on your appliance
As part of a disaster recovery plan, you can protect production data on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance by configuring automated backups.
Site admin dashboard
You can use the site admin dashboard to manage users, organizations, and repositories in your enterprise directly in GitHub Enterprise Server.
Enabling private mode
In private mode, GitHub Enterprise Server requires every user to sign in to access the installation.
Managing GitHub Mobile for your enterprise
You can decide whether people can use GitHub Mobile to connect to your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.
Configuring SSH connections to your instance
You can increase the security of your GitHub Enterprise Server instance by configuring the SSH algorithms that clients can use to establish a connection.
Configuring email for notifications
To make it easy for users to respond quickly to activity on GitHub Enterprise Server, you can configure your GitHub Enterprise Server instance to send email notifications for issue, pull request, and commit comments.
Verifying or approving a domain for your enterprise
You can verify your ownership of domains with GitHub to confirm the identity of organizations owned by your enterprise account. You can also approve domains where organization members can receive email notifications.
Configuring rate limits
You can set rate limits for GitHub Enterprise Server using the Management Console.
You can configure internal application settings for your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.
Troubleshooting TLS errors
If you run into TLS issues with your appliance, you can take actions to resolve them.
Configuring time synchronization
GitHub Enterprise Server automatically synchronizes its clock by connecting to NTP servers. You can set the NTP servers that are used to synchronize the clock, or you can use the default NTP servers.
GitHub Enterprise Server includes a variety of utilities to help resolve particular problems or perform specific tasks.
Configuring GitHub Pages for your enterprise
You can enable or disable GitHub Pages for your enterprise and choose whether to make sites publicly accessible.
Configuring host keys for your instance
You can increase the security of your GitHub Enterprise Server instance by configuring the algorithms that your instance uses to generate and advertise host keys for incoming SSH connections.
Configuring the referrer policy for your enterprise
You can increase the privacy of your GitHub Enterprise Server instance by configuring the policy for cross-origin requests.
Configuring custom footers
You can give users easy access to enterprise-specific links by adding custom footers to GitHub Enterprise Server.
Configuring web commit signing
You can enable auto-signing of commits made in the web interface of GitHub Enterprise Server.