GitHub Information

What is GitHub

GitHub, Inc. is a provider of Internet hosting for software development and version control using Git. It offers the distributed version control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git, plus its own features. It provides access control and several collaboration features such as bug tracking, feature requests, task management, continuous integration and wikis for every project.

Case Western Reserve University has an Enterprise account with GitHub, allowing all staff, faculty and students to host repositories at no charge.

The CWRU GitHub Enterprise account:

  • Provides a platform for university collaboration
  • Reduce cost for existing users and make GitHub accessible to new users
  • Improves security by providing a shared GitHub platform that follows a standard set of security policies
  • Contributes to students’ success by allowing them to easily collaborate using GitHub

Note: Alumni will lose access 180 days after graduation.

Use GitHub to:

  • Collaborate on coding projects

If You Have An Existing GitHub Account

If you already have a free account that is using your CWRU email (i.e, do not close/deactivate the account. Contact the UTech Help Desk and request to be invited to Case Enterprise GitHub.

If You Do Not Have An Existing GitHub Account

  1. Complete the GitHub request form
  2. When you receive an invitation from GitHub, follow these detailed instructions.