Once your instance is up and running, it's a good idea to configure basic network, DNS, hostname, subdomain, and SSL settings in the Management Console.

DNS, Hostname, Subdomain Isolation, and SSL

GitHub Enterprise allows you to set your appliance's hostname and nameservers, as well as enable SSL. For added security, you can also set up separate subdomains for services such as Gist and GitHub Pages.

Validating your domain settings

Ensure that your instance is properly configured before booting up your GitHub Enterprise instance for the first time.

Configuring GitHub Enterprise Pages

If subdomain isolation is turned off, you should also disable GitHub Enterprise Pages to protect yourself from potential security vulnerabilities.

Git Server Settings

You can configure a few crucial Git server settings through the GitHub Enterprise admin tools.

Git Large File Storage on GitHub Enterprise

Git Large File Storage (LFS) uses text pointers in place of large files in Git repositories. In a default LFS configuration, the files are stored on the GitHub Enterprise appliance.