github.tamu.edu is a self-hosted, private GitHub appliance available to anyone with a NetID. The appliance has been in operation since 2015, hosting code repositories for Texas A&M University faculty, staff, and students.
Deprecation and Shutdown
github.tamu.edu has become redundant with the cloud-hosted version of GitHub Enterprise (GitHub.com) and often lags in feature sets and security patches. Therefore,
github.tamu.edu is to be deprecated, tentatively by Jun 1, 2024, in favor of all projects being hosted on Github Enterprise Cloud in the
A timeline for deprecation will be:
- Jun 2022:
- A documentation website published with information on using GitHub Enterprise cloud and how to migrate to it.
- An announcement of the deprecation of
github.tamu.eduwith links to documentation sent to the community
- Dec 2022:
- No new repositories will be allowed
- Monitoring for recent access begins
- Jul 2023:
- Appliance made read-only
- SSH access is blocked
- Jun 2024:
- All public access will be restricted
- Aug 2024:
- Appliance shut down
gantt title GitHub Server Deprecation Section Operating Status New Repositories Disallowed :no_new, 2022-12-19, 365d All repositories made read-only. SSH restricted :crit, active, 2023-07-01, 2024-06-01 All public access restricted :crit, c1, 2024-06-01, 2024-08-31 Section Milestones Documentation site released :milestone, m1, 2022-06-15, 1d Initial notification :milestone, m1, 2022-06-15, 1d No new repositories allowed :milestone, crit, active, m2, 2022-07-01, 1d Reminder sent to users with recent access :milestone, active, 2023-01-01, 1d Reminder sent to users with recent access :milestone, active, 2023-06-01, 1d Appliance made read-only :milestone, crit, active, m3, 2023-07-01, 1d SSH access restricted :milestone, crit, active, m3, 2023-07-01, 1d Reminder sent to users with recent access :milestone, active, 2023-12-01, 1d Reminder sent to users with recent access :milestone, active, 2024-05-01, 1d All public access restricted :milestone, crit, active, m3, 2024-06-01, 1d Appliance powered off :milestone, crit, active, m3, 2024-08-31, 1d
Note: This timeline is subject to change. All major steps in the deprecation process will be communicated to the appropriate audience as well as posted here.