GitHub and GitHub Enterprise

GitHub is a web-based Git repository hosting service. It offers all of the distributed revision control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. GitHub provides a Web-based graphical interface and desktop as well as mobile integration. It also provides access control and several collaboration features such as bug tracking, feature requests, task management, and wikis for every project.

GitHub Enterprise is similar to GitHub's public service but is designed for use by large-scale enterprise and small \medium software development teams where they wish to host their repositories behind a corporate firewall (on-premise). Whether they are 10 person startups or teams of thousands, development teams of all sizes use GitHub Enterprise to help them build better software, faster.

A look at the GitHub Enterprise (delivered by GitHub CEO)


  • A common network : By standardizing on a single platform your teams will be able to discover, use, and contribute to projects more effectively regardless of organization or geography. Provide a new level of visibility and accelerate onboarding by using a tool developers already know.
  • The GitHub flow: Using the same asynchronous workflow created by the Open Source community, your developers can stay in the flow. The workflow favors transparency over status meetings and encourages a culture of experimentation without risk
  • An integrated platform: Customers use GitHub Enterprise across the entire development process. This platform for continuous integration and deployment allows you to build and ship better software, faster


  • Enterprise-grade security: GitHub Enterprise operates on your infrastructure with your existing information security controls—from firewalls and VPNs, to IAM and monitoring systems
  • Transparent collaboration: Pull requests let developers interactively learn from each other as part of the development process. Whether they’re discussing the whole project or one line, everything is displayed in a clean, timeline-style interface
  • Flexible administration: Whether your team is ten or thousands strong, you can set repository access as needed or keep your existing access controls with LDAP group authentication and CAS. With built-in tools, you can review your license, browse audit logs and user reports, initiate an SSH key audit, and more
  • Advanced monitoring: Get powerful insight into work across your projects and teams. Use Pulse to see a snapshot of everything that’s happened in a project repository in the past week, or visit the Activity Dashboard to see work across every project on GitHub Enterprise in easy-to-read graphs
  • Auditing and compliance: Over time, your organization has developed crucial policies around permissions and security auditing. Using the Commit Status API, you can specify the unique merge conditions necessary for your organization’s compliance requirements
  • Smarter version control: GitHub Enterprise is built on Git, a distributed version control system that lets your company easily implement an almost endless number of workflows on projects of all sizes.
  • Integrated issue tracking: The integrated issue tracker keeps your team on top of bugs and focused on features. Track progress with labels and milestones, and move issues forward with assignments
  • Powerful search: GitHub Enterprise live-indexes your code as your team pushes it, so any developer can search code with ease. Leveraging existing code saves time and money
  • Go further with integrations: Integrate hundreds of third-party services into your GitHub Enterprise repositories, or extend GitHub with your own services using our powerful API and Service Hooks.
  • Work together, anywhere: With multiple deployment options you can easily install GitHub Enterprise on servers you manage or on your own cloud infrastructure.
  • Simple collaboration from your desktop: GitHub Desktop is a seamless way to contribute to projects on OS X and Windows. From cloning repositories to crafting the perfect commit, you can use GitHub from one, native interface
  • Onboard with ease. The developers you work with have probably used GitHub for their personal and open source projects—or even their previous jobs

How We Can Help You

ALMtoolbox company has experts that can help you with the following:
  • Plan a new implementation
  • Setting up new environments
  • Integrations and customizations
  • Training
  • We can help you with purchasing and managing licenses


We're growing deliberately — and GitHub is one of the tools that's helping us do that."

Bill O'Neil, Senior Infrastructure Engineer, MailChimp

GitHub has definitely become more than where we store code—it's where we communicate about building software, and Pull requests are one of the main ways we communicate about ideas"

Mike Champion, Teac leader, HubSpot