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Using built-in authentication

If you don't use a centralized, external system for your users' identity, you can use built-in authentication to allow GitHub Enterprise Server to manage accounts and perform local authentication.

  • Configuring built-in authentication

    When you use the default authentication method, all authentication details are stored on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.

  • Inviting people to use your instance

    When you use built-in authentication for GitHub Enterprise Server, you can invite people by email address to create a user account on your instance.

  • Disabling unauthenticated sign-ups

    If you're using built-in authentication for your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, you can block unauthenticated people from creating new user accounts on your instance.