GitHub Enterprise is the on-premises version of GitHub, which you can deploy and manage in your own, secure environment. The GitHub Enterprise 2.4 release offers users and administrators greater control over their instance—and their workflows. From protected branches to simplified asset management, our latest release includes features and updates that make GitHub more flexible.
With protected branches, administrators now have the ability to disable force pushes to specific branches. Required status checks on protected branches make integrations that use our Status API enforceable, and you can disable the merge button until they pass.
Improved permissions give your organization the flexibility to work the way you want. New customizable member privileges, fine-grained team permissions, managed access, and transparent communication with team mentions make it even easier for your team to work together. Learn more about GitHub’s improved organization permissions.
With the inclusion of Git LFS you can integrate large binary files into your Git workflow. Large files are stored on your server and the custom API allows you to transfer any number of files with ease. Learn more about Git LFS.
Your GitHub Pages sites can be public even if your Enterprise instance is private. With the new jekyll-feed plugin, you can automatically generate an Atom (RSS-like) feed of your most recent posts, making it easier for people to subscribe. Learn more about easier feeds for GitHub Pages.
Ensure your GitHub Enterprise instance is up-to-date with new features, security patches, and bug fixes by opting in to automatic downloads of new releases, which you can then apply from the management console.
With GeoJSON support, any GeoJSON file in a GitHub repository will now be automatically rendered as an interactive, browsable map, annotated with your geographic data. You can even customize the way your data is displayed, such as coloring and sizing individual markers, or specifying a more descriptive icon.
The area above the merge button now contains information on automated status checks, making it easier to see if your proposed changes are ready to go or need more work.
Earlier this month we announced that we expanded GitHub’s authentication system to support FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F), and this security feature is now available with the GitHub Enterprise 2.4 release. Read more about how U2F keys work or take a look at the documentation to learn how to associate a U2F key with your instance.
For the full list of features and updates, check out the release notes. If you’re currently using GitHub Enterprise, you can download this release now. If you want to give GitHub Enterprise a try, request a 45-day free trial.