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This version of GitHub Enterprise was discontinued on 2023-03-15. No patch releases will be made, even for critical security issues. For better performance, improved security, and new features, upgrade to the latest version of GitHub Enterprise. For help with the upgrade, contact GitHub Enterprise support.

Configuring your enterprise

After GitHub Enterprise Server is up and running, you can configure your enterprise to suit your organization's needs.

  • About enterprise configuration

    You can use the site admin dashboard, Management Console, and administrative shell (SSH) to manage your enterprise.

  • Accessing the administrative shell (SSH)

    SSH access allows you to run the GitHub Enterprise Server command line utilities to troubleshoot, run backups, and configure replication.

  • Enabling and scheduling maintenance mode

    Some standard maintenance procedures, such as upgrading your GitHub Enterprise Server instance or restoring backups, require the instance to be taken offline for normal use.

  • Configuring backups on your appliance

    As part of a disaster recovery plan, you can protect production data on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance by configuring automated backups.

  • Site admin dashboard

    You can use the site admin dashboard to manage users, organizations, and repositories in your enterprise directly in GitHub Enterprise Server.

  • Enabling private mode

    In private mode, GitHub Enterprise Server requires every user to sign in to access the installation.

  • Managing GitHub Mobile for your enterprise

    You can decide whether people can use GitHub Mobile to connect to your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.

  • Configuring email for notifications

    To make it easy for users to respond quickly to activity on GitHub Enterprise Server, you can configure your GitHub Enterprise Server instance to send email notifications for issue, pull request, and commit comments.

  • Verifying or approving a domain for your enterprise

    You can verify your ownership of domains with GitHub to confirm the identity of organizations owned by your enterprise account. You can also approve domains where organization members can receive email notifications.

  • Configuring rate limits

    You can set rate limits for GitHub Enterprise Server using the Management Console.

  • Configuring applications

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

  • Troubleshooting TLS errors

    If you run into TLS issues with your appliance, you can take actions to resolve them.

  • Configuring time synchronization

    GitHub Enterprise Server automatically synchronizes its clock by connecting to NTP servers. You can set the NTP servers that are used to synchronize the clock, or you can use the default NTP servers.

  • Command-line utilities

    GitHub Enterprise Server includes a variety of utilities to help resolve particular problems or perform specific tasks.

  • Configuring GitHub Pages for your enterprise

    You can enable or disable GitHub Pages for your enterprise and choose whether to make sites publicly accessible.

  • Configuring the referrer policy for your enterprise

    You can increase the privacy of your GitHub Enterprise Server instance by configuring the policy for cross-origin requests.

  • Configuring custom footers

    You can give users easy access to enterprise-specific links by adding custom footers to GitHub Enterprise Server.