GitHub Enterprise Server Adds Projects Support
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Monday, 13 March 2023

GitHub Enterprise 3.8 has been released with improvements including support for GitHub Projects along with new security and admin features, and expanded Actions support. 

GitHub Enterprise is designed to give large companies a way to deploy GitHub in their own environments and can be used locally to manage custom apps designed for an organization's users.  Features include commit histories, code browsing, compare views, pull requests, issues, wikis, gists, organizations and team management.

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The most obvious improvement to the new version of the server is the support for GitHub Projects. This is a spreadsheet-like tool that can be used to filter, sort, and group issues and pull requests. You can use it, or the accompanying project board, along with custom fields, to track a sprint, plan a feature, or manage a large-scale release. Projects is now generally available in GitHub Enterprise Server.

 

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he second improvement is a version of GitHub Actions with required workflows, meaning it can be used as a policy-driven automation platform, with standardization controls and cloud-ready security built in, including a beta version of required workflows and the ability to use configuration variables.

Required workflows can be used to define and enforce standard CI/CD practices across multiple source code repositories within an organization without needing to configure each repository individually. Configuration variables can be used to share non sensitive information such as server names across your workflows by storing configuration data as plain text variables.

Other improvements include support for multiple user accounts in the Management Console, meaning administrators can grant access to different users without sharing a password; and the ability to define workflows that must run as part of every repository’s pipeline. Individual development teams will be able to see what required workflows have been applied to their repository, what actions that workflow performs, and who to contact if they have questions.

The final improvement of note adds native Kotlin support to CodeQL, along with support for mixed Java and Kotlin projects. Kotlin support is an extension of the existing Java support, and includes all the existing CodeQL queries for Java, for both mobile and server-side applications. 

GitHub Enterprise Server 3.8 is available now.

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