University of Illinois System

University of Illinois System Shared GitHub Service

All departments and employees within the U of I System now have access to a shared, enterprise wide, GitHub license. The Shared Service provides enterprise-wide GitHub licenses and it includes:

  • Licenses for everyone (Staff, Faculty & Students) at all three campuses and hospital
  • 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

Benefits of the Shared Service are:

  • Provide a platform for university collaboration
  • Reduce cost for existing users and make GitHub accessible to new users
  • Provide a way to promote U of I System open source projects, both internally and to a larger external audience
  • Improve security by providing a shared GitHub platform that follows a standard set of security policies
  • Contribute to students’ success by allowing them to easily collaborate using GitHub

Getting Started

To request a new org or migrate an existing org 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

You will then be contacted to discuss next steps in setting up and configuring the org.

Please note that it could take up to two weeks to complete the provisioning and configuration of your organization.

GitHub image showing label placements for Title, Organization URL, and Department URL

Learn GitHub

Labs and Tutorials

Popular GitHub Help Topics

Adding & Removing Users

Refer to the following KB article for information on how to add and remove university users.

GitHub Community Forum

The University of Illinois GitHub Service Community Portal is a public repository created for collaboration. U of I users can:

  • Discuss general or University-specific ways for using GitHub
  • Contribute to or review user-supported documentation

Other Resources



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