Configuring your enterprise
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 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 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.
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.