GitHub is a powerful collaboration, code review, and code management system for open source and private projects.

Git is the version control system. GitHub is a hosting service for Git repositories. The University hosts a private GitHub Enterprise instance for use by students, faculty, and staff.

University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff with an Internet ID and Active Directory access can use the service. Non-University employees may be granted a sponsored account.


  • Sharing code is simple
  • Provides integrated issues tracking
  • Enables collaborative code review
  • Provides permissions and access control

Getting Started

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