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GitHub Shared Enterprise License Now Available


Available to UIC Students, Faculty & Staff

GitHub Enterprise is a code hosting platform for version control, issue tracking, and collaboration on software development projects. At U of I, this platform provides a means for collaborative software development within departments and across various units and the entire university system.

UIC students faculty and staff have access to a shared, enterprise-wide, GitHub license. The Shared Service provides enterprise-wide GitHub licenses and it includes:

  • Licenses for everyone (Staff, Faculty & Students) at all three campuses and hospital
  • Unlimited public, private and internal repositories
  • Unlimited collaborators
  • Unlimited number of Organizations or Teams we create in GitHub
  • Pages and Wikis
  • Service level agreement for 99.95% monthly uptime

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  • Provides a platform for university collaboration
  • Reduce cost for existing users and make GitHub accessible to new users
  • Provide a way to promote U of I System open source projects, both internally and to a larger external audience
  • Improve security by providing a shared GitHub platform that follows a standard set of security policies
  • Contribute to students’ success by allowing them to easily collaborate using GitHub

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To request a new org or migrate an existing org under the University enterprise license send an email to GitHub Shared Service Support ( with the following information:

  • Department Name
  • Title of the GitHub Organization (#1)
  • Preferred GitHub Organization URL (#2)
  • Existing URL for the requesting department’s website. Used for setting up a verified domain. (#3)
  • Organization owner information for two people: Name and NetID

You will then be contacted to discuss next steps in setting up and configuring the org.

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The University of Illinois GitHub Service Community Portal is a public repository created for collaboration. Users can:

  • Discuss general or University-specific ways for using GitHub
  • Contribute to or review user-supported documentation
  • Showcase University projects