GitHub: Service Summary


GitHub is a web-based code hosting and revision control system., the largest instance of GitHub, is free to use for open-source projects, and is not managed by the University. However, the University hosts a private GitHub Enterprise instance for use by students and staff with valid Active Directory accounts.

Any interested user who is ineligible for a account is welcome to create an account at, though they may not be able to contribute to projects.

You can access Github at

Active Directory (AD) accounts are tied to your University Internet ID. Your AD password is the same as your University Internet Password.

Your AD account status can be found on your Internet Account Options page (  Look for the "Other Accounts" section and click the Active Directory Account Options link.

NOTE: [email protected] will not allow passwords that contain the ">" symbol ("greater than" symbol). If your password contains this character, you will need to change your password. This can be done on the Internet Account Options page at, or by contacting the Technology Helpline.


Take a look at the GitHub Frequently Asked Questions page before asking for help. Many common questions/concerns can be answered through this resource! 

If you have any questions about GitHub-specific issues or concerns, please reference the GitHub Help site, or contact GitHub Support directly.  Please contact Technology Help if you have any additional questions.