Article version: Enterprise Server 2.15

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Using pre-receive hooks to enforce policy

Use pre-receive hooks to enforce workflow standards within your organization. Pre-receive hooks require code to pass a pre-defined set of quality checks before the push is accepted into the repository.

About pre-receive hooks

Pre-receive hooks are scripts that run on the GitHub Enterprise Server appliance that you can use to implement quality checks.

Creating a pre-receive hook environment

To execute pre-receive hooks, use either the default pre-receive environment, or create a custom environment.

Creating a pre-receive hook script

Use pre-receive hook scripts to create requirements for accepting or rejecting a push based on the contents.

Managing pre-receive hooks on the GitHub Enterprise Server appliance

Configure how people will use pre-receive hooks within their GitHub Enterprise Server appliance.

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