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This version of GitHub Enterprise Server was discontinued on 2024-07-09. No patch releases will be made, even for critical security issues. For better performance, improved security, and new features, upgrade to the latest version of GitHub Enterprise Server. For help with the upgrade, contact GitHub Enterprise support.

Administering your instance from the web UI

To perform administrative tasks for your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, you can use the Management Console and site admin dashboard.

About the Management Console

From the Management Console, you can initialize, configure, and monitor your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.

Managing access to the Management Console

You can increase the security of your GitHub Enterprise Server instance by creating or deleting Management Console users. As the root site administrator, you can access the Management Console as well as configure Management Console authentication rate limits.

Accessing the Management Console

You can access the Management Console as the root site administrator or a Management Console user.

Troubleshooting access to the Management Console

You can troubleshoot access problems for the Management Console.

Managing search indices for your instance

GitHub Enterprise Server uses Elasticsearch to power search features, and provides tools for managing search and index behavior.