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Updated GitHub App visibility for Enterprise Managed Users

We’ve clarified the GitHub App creation experience for Enterprise Managed Users (EMUs), updating it for both users and organizations that would like to create an app.

GitHub Apps created within an EMU enterprise are only accessible within the enterprise – they’re blocked for anyone else. In addition, EMU user accounts are unable to install GitHub applications.

To reflect this limitation, we’ve updated the creation UI to disable the “Private” option for EMU users, which prevents users from creating apps that no one can install. We’ve also updated the “Public” option to instead read “This enterprise”, more accurately reflecting where the app can actually be installed.


For more information about EMUs, see “About Enterprise Managed Users“. For more about GitHub Apps, see “About GitHub Apps“.

Enterprises that own their user accounts can now use SSH CAs to access user-owned repositories. This is an optional setting that enterprises can enable in their enterprise SSH CA settings page. Enabling this setting allows developers to use a single SSH certificate for all of their interactions with GitHub across their user account’s repositories and their enterprise’s repositories.

This is available now for customers using Enterprise Managed Users in GHEC, and will be included in GHES 3.14. It is not available to GHEC Classic enterprises, where developers bring their own personal accounts to the enterprise; the enterprise does not own those accounts and cannot gain access to their repositories.

For more about SSH certificate authorities, see “Managing SSH certificate authorities for your enterprise“.

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It’s been a little over a month since GitHub Copilot Enterprise became generally available. Check out what’s new below!

Enhanced contextual understanding and more relevant suggestions in

Copilot Chat in now uses faster and smarter embedding models to power content retrieval, giving Copilot higher quality and more relevant context when searching code and knowledge bases.

Copilot Chat in now knows about the programming languages used in the repository you’re looking at: Copilot could sometimes give answers based on a programming language not used by your project. Copilot now knows what programming languages a repository uses, so it can give code examples more tailored to your context.

Faster help with understanding pull request changes

It’s now easier to ask Copilot about the changed files in a diff: From the files changed view, you can now pick the files you’re most interested in asking Copilot about.

GitHub Copilot in Pull Request files changed view

You can also now ask Copilot about specific lines in a diff more easily by clicking on the Copilot icon when you hover on a line of code.

GitHub Copilot icon when hovering on a line in a diff

Usability improvements

A big thank you to all of our customers for the great feedback you’ve been providing. We’ve made a whole bunch of small fixes, including:

You can now start typing your next question to Copilot while the current response is still generating: Previously you had to wait for Copilot’s message to complete generating before a follow-up question could be composed.

Keyboard up/down arrows can now be used to cycle through past messages: Perhaps you want to ask a similar question from earlier in the conversation history? Hitting the up key on your keyboard will now enable you to cycle through previous messages.

Copilot Chat in now has better support for Japanese and Chinese characters: Previously the message could be submitted to Copilot after the IME conversion selection but before the user was ready to send the message to Copilot.

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