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GitKraken Desktop GitHub Enterprise Server Integration

GitKraken allows you to connect to GitHub Enterprise Server, which will help you find repos when cloning or adding your remotes.


  • Create repositories on GitHub Enterprise Server account including .gitignore and license
  • Automatically generate an SSH key pair and add it to GitHub Enterprise Server
  • Fork repositories from GitKraken
  • Save authentication into profiles
  • Clone from GitHub Enterprise Server repo list
  • Add remotes for GitHub Enterprise Server repos
  • Create and view Pull Requests

GitHub Enterprise Server Authentication

Note 📝 – GitKraken supports any version of GitHub Enterprise Server released within one year.

To authenticate with GitHub Enterprise Server, navigate to the upper right corner to access Preferences Integrations

Or alternatively if you are in the New Tab view, click on Preferences under Customize.

From the Integrations window, enter your Host Domain then click the Generate an access token on your URL link.

This opens a web browser where you next log in with your GitHub Enterprise Server credentials and generate an access token.

Copy your token to the clipboard as this is the only time you will see this token. Paste the token into GitKraken and click on .

Generating an SSH Key for GitHub Enterprise Server

Note 📝 – GitKraken uses your SSH key defined in Preferences SSH for git operations unless you set up a GitHub-specific SSH key, or enable your local SSH Agent.

Once your GitHub Enterprise Server account has been connected to GitKraken, you may easily generate an SSH key and add it to your GitHub Enterprise Server account from Preferences Integrations.

Click the button and watch the magic happen.

Alternatively add existing SSH Defaults with or an existing key pair through Add existing SSH key.

Connecting to multiple GitHub Enterprise Server accounts

GitKraken connects to one GitHub Enterprise Server account at a time. However, with GitKraken Pro’s multiple profile support, you can easily switch between profiles that each have their own associated GitHub Enterprise Server accounts.

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