Managing licenses for Visual Studio subscription with GitHub Enterprise

You can manage GitHub Enterprise licensing for Visual Studio subscription with GitHub Enterprise.

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About Visual Studio subscription with GitHub Enterprise

Visual Studio subscription with GitHub Enterprise is a combined offering from Microsoft that allows a subscriber to use both GitHub Enterprise and Visual Studio. Visual Studio subscription with GitHub Enterprise is available from Microsoft under the terms of the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement. For more information, see Visual Studio subscription with GitHub Enterprise on the Visual Studio website.

After you assign a license for Visual Studio subscription with GitHub Enterprise to a subscriber, the subscriber will use the GitHub Enterprise portion of the license by joining an organization in your enterprise account with a user account on GitHub.com.

For more information about GitHub Enterprise, see "GitHub's products." For more information about accounts on GitHub.com, see "Types of GitHub accounts."

Prerequisites

  1. After you buy Visual Studio subscription with GitHub Enterprise, contact GitHub's Sales team and mention "Visual Studio subscription with GitHub Enterprise." You'll work with the Sales team to create an enterprise account on GitHub.com. If you already have an enterprise account on GitHub.com, or if you're not sure, please tell our Sales team.

  2. Assign licenses for Visual Studio subscription with GitHub Enterprise to subscribers in the administrator portal for Visual Studio subscriptions. For more information about assigning licenses, see Manage Visual Studio subscriptions with GitHub Enterprise in the Microsoft Docs.

  3. On GitHub.com, create at least one organization owned by your enterprise account. For more information, see "Adding organizations to your enterprise account."

  4. The subscriber must create a user account on GitHub.com, and the email address for the account must be the same email address as the email address in the Visual Studio portal. For more information, see "Signing up for GitHub" and "Managing email preferences."

Inviting a subscriber to use GitHub Enterprise

To use the GitHub Enterprise portion of the license, the subscriber must join an organization owned by your enterprise account on GitHub.com. Organization owners can invite new members to an organization. For more information, see "Inviting users to join your organization."

Viewing GitHub Enterprise licensing

After assigning a license for Visual Studio subscription with GitHub Enterprise in the administrator portal for Visual Studio subscriptions, you can view the number of GitHub Enterprise licenses available to your enterprise account. For more information, see "Viewing the subscription and usage for your enterprise account."

You can also see pending GitHub Enterprise invitations to subscribers in the administrator portal for Visual Studio subscriptions. The list of pending invitations includes subscribers who are not yet members of at least one organization in your enterprise account. For more information, see "Viewing people in your enterprise account."

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