What Is It?

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.


  • Single sign-on using your UIC NetID and common password 
  • 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


A valid UIC primary NetID and common password are required to create a GitHub account and to access the University GitHub Enterprise account.

Who Is Eligible To Use It?

  • Faculty 
  • Students 
  • Staff

Where Can I Get It?

To request a new organization or migrate an existing organization 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

How Do I Use It?

Once your organization has been created in the U of I GitHub, you can then add or remove users from your organization. Learn more about how to use GitHub at

How Much Does It Cost?

This service is funded by the University; there are no direct costs to clients.

How Can I Get Support?

If you are experiencing a problem with this service, please report it. If you just have a question, feel free to ask us.

Service Levels

Service Request Fulfillment Time 2 business days
Incident Resolution Time 2 business days
Service Availability 24x7
Maintenance Window(s) Approved Technology Solutions maintenance window(s)
Service Notification Channel(s) IT Service Notices
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Instructions to request a new GitHub Org or migrate an existing GitHub organization under the University enterprise license.


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