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GitHub Enterprise Cloud

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What is GitHub Enterprise Cloud

GitHub is a complete developer platform to build, scale, and deliver secure software. Businesses use our suite of products to support the entire software development lifecycle, increasing development velocity and improving code quality.



GitHub Enterprise Cloud EMU (Enterprise Managed Users) are not compatible with authentik. GitHub currently only permits SAML/OIDC for EMU organizations with Okta and/or Microsoft Entra ID (Azure AD).


The following placeholders will be used:

  • is your GitHub organization, where foo is the name of your enterprise
  • is the FQDN of the authentik Install

Create an application in authentik and note the slug, as this will be used later. Create a SAML provider with the following parameters:

  • ACS URL:
  • Audience:
  • Issuer:
  • Binding: Post

Under Advanced protocol settings, set a certificate for Signing Certificate.

Once the provider is created, it is advised to download the signing certificate as you will need it later.

GitHub Configuration

Navigate to your enterprise settings by clicking your GitHub user portrait in the top right of, select Your enterprises and click Settings for the enterprise you wish to configure.

In the left-hand navigation, within the Settings section, click Authentication security

On this page:

  • Select the Require SAML authentication checkbox.
  • In Sign on URL, type<authentik application slug>/sso/binding/redirect/
  • For Issuer, type or the Audience you set in authentik
  • For Public certificate, paste the full signing certificate into this field.
  • Verify that the Signature method and Digest method match your SAML provider settings in authentik.

Screenshot showing populated GitHub enterprise SAML settings

Once these fields are populated, you can use the Test SAML configuration button to test the authentication flow. If the flow completes successfully, you will see a green tick next to the Test button.

Scroll down to hit the Save button below.