Introduction to GitHub administration

DevOps Engineer
Technology Manager

Understand the security and control measures available to GitHub administrators within an organization or enterprise.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you'll be able to:

  • Summarize the organizational structures and permission levels that GitHub administrators can use to organize members in order to control access and security.
  • Identify the various technologies that enable a secure authentication strategy allowing administrators to centrally manage repository access.
  • Describe the technologies required to centrally manage teams and members using existing directory information services.
  • Describe how you can use GitHub itself as an identity provider for authentication and authorization.


  • Familiarity with GitHub, repositories, and the basics of managing individual accounts is required
  • Familiarity with personal and organizational authentication technologies and processes would be helpful