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Configuring applications

You can configure internal application settings for your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.

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Adjusting image caching

You can choose the amount of time that your GitHub Enterprise Server instance caches avatars. When you increase the cache time, you increase the amount of time a user's avatar will take to load. Configuring the cache time with too low a value can overload your GitHub Enterprise Server instance work processes.

  1. From a GitHub Enterprise Server administrative account, click in the upper-right corner of any page.
    Rocketship icon for accessing site admin settings
  2. In the left sidebar, click Management Console.
    Management Console tab in the left sidebar
  3. In the left sidebar, click Applications.
    Applications tab in the settings sidebar
  4. Under "Avatar image cache time (seconds)", type the number of seconds that you would like your GitHub Enterprise Server instance to cache avatar images.
    Avatar image caching form field
  5. Under the left sidebar, click Save settings.
    The Save settings button in the Management Console
  6. Wait for the configuration run to complete.

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