Configuring the retention period for GitHub Actions artifacts and logs in your enterprise account

Enterprise owners can configure the retention period for GitHub Actions artifacts and logs in an enterprise account.

Enterprise accounts are available with GitHub Enterprise Cloud and GitHub Enterprise Server. For more information, see "About enterprise accounts."

By default, the artifacts and log files generated by workflows are retained for 90 days before they are automatically deleted. You can adjust the retention period, depending on the type of repository:

  • For public repositories: you can change this retention period to anywhere between 1 day or 90 days.
  • For private, internal, and GitHub Enterprise repositories: you can change this retention period to anywhere between 1 day or 400 days.

When you customize the retention period, it only applies to new artifacts and log files, and does not retroactively apply to existing objects. For managed repositories and organizations, the maximum retention period cannot exceed the limit set by the managing organization or enterprise.

Setting the retention period for an enterprise

  1. From an administrative account on GitHub, click in the upper-right corner of any page.
    Rocketship icon for accessing site admin settings
  2. In the left sidebar, click Enterprise.
    Enterprise tab in the Site admin settings
  3. In the enterprise sidebar, click Policies.
    Policies tab in the enterprise account sidebar
  4. Under " Policies", click Actions.
  5. Under Artifact and log retention duration, enter a new value.
  6. Click Save to apply the change.

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