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Configuring built-in authentication

When you use the default authentication method, all authentication details are stored on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.

Who can use this feature

Site administrators can configure authentication for a GitHub Enterprise Server instance.

About built-in authentication

By default, GitHub Enterprise Server uses built-in authentication. Each person creates a user account on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance from an invitation or by signing up, and then authenticates with the credentials for the account to access your instance. Your GitHub Enterprise Server instance stores the authentication information for the account.

You can prevent unauthenticated people from creating new user accounts on your instance. For more information, see "Disabling unauthenticated sign-ups."

Alternatively, you can configure external authentication for your GitHub Enterprise Server instance. If you use external authentication, you must invite people to use your instance through your authentication provider. For more information, see "About authentication for your enterprise."

Configuring built-in authentication

  1. Desde una cuenta administrativa de GitHub Enterprise Server, en la esquina superior derecha de cualquier página, haz clic en .

    Captura de pantalla del icono de cohete para acceder a los ajustes administrativos

  2. Si todavía no está en la página "Administrador del sitio", en la esquina superior izquierda, haga clic en Administrador del sitio.

    Captura de pantalla del vínculo "Administrador del sitio"

  3. En la barra lateral de la izquierda, haga clic en Consola de administración . Pestaña Consola de administración en la barra lateral de la izquierda

  4. En la barra lateral de la izquierda, haga clic en Autenticación. Pestaña de autenticación en la barra lateral de configuración

  5. Select Built in authentication. Select built-in authentication option

Autenticación en dos fases

Cuando utilices LDAP o una autenticación integrada, la autenticación de dos factores será compatible. Los administradores de la organización le pueden solicitar a los miembros que tengan la autenticación de dos factores activada.

Creating your account

Once your instance has been created, you'll need to create your own admin account.

  1. On the "Create Admin Account" page at http(s)://[hostname]/join, choose your username, password, and email address, then click Create an account. Create Admin Account
  2. Sign in to your GitHub Enterprise Server instance at http(s)://HOSTNAME/login.

Next steps

After you configure built-in authentication and create your administrative account, you can invite people to create accounts and use your instance. For more information, see "Inviting people to use your instance."

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