Configuring the GitHub Enterprise Server appliance
Once GitHub Enterprise Server is up and running, you can configure the appliance to suit your organization's needs.
Accessing the Management Console→
Use the Management Console to set up and configure your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, schedule maintenance windows, troubleshoot issues, and manage your license.
Accessing the administrative shell (SSH)→
SSH access allows you to run the GitHub Enterprise Server command line utilities and is useful for troubleshooting, running backups, and configuring 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→
The site admin dashboard provides a number of tools to help you manage your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.
Enabling private mode→
In private mode, GitHub Enterprise Server requires every user to sign in to access the installation.
Configuring the default visibility of new repositories on your appliance→
You can set the default visibility for all new repositories created via the web interface on your GitHub Enterprise Server appliance to be private or public.
Disabling the merge conflict editor for pull requests between repositories→
You can require people to resolve merge conflicts locally by disabling the merge conflict editor on GitHub Enterprise Server for pull requests where the base branch and the head branch are in different repositories.
Disabling Git SSH access on GitHub Enterprise Server→
You can prevent people from using Git over SSH for certain or all repositories on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.
Configuring GitHub Pages on your appliance→
You can enable or disable GitHub Pages on your instance. You can also choose to make GitHub Pages sites publicly accessible.
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.
Setting Git push limits→
You can enforce a maximum size for Git objects in a repository.
Troubleshooting SSL errors→
If you run into SSL 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.
About the GitHub Enterprise Server API→
GitHub Enterprise Server supports the same powerful API available on GitHub.com as well as its own set of API endpoints.