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Deploy the GitKraken Git GUI with GitHub

Join leading organizations using GitHub with GitKraken

Streamline your workflow with GitHub and GitKraken Git GUI. Whether your organization uses GitHub.com or GitHub Enterprise to host your repositories, these resources will help you successfully deploy and scale Git.

More than 20,000 organizations rely on GitKraken

Select your GitHub deployment to get started with GitKraken free

If you’re able to access the Internet, the GitKraken Git GUI is free to download on Windows, Mac and Linux. To authenticate with private repos on GitHub.com, upgrade to a paid GitKraken Git GUI plan.

If you’re in a disconnected or firewalled environment, the GitKraken Git GUI can be self-hosted on your own servers or installed as a stand-alone client.

Why do teams use GitHub and the GitKraken Git GUI?

Migrating to Git as your distributed version control system will improve the overall efficiency of your development teams, but initially, developers will face a steep learning curve. Failure to address this challenge often results in increased time to ship your code and decreased code stability. In this white paper, you’ll learn how to tackle this challenge head-on! We’ll share best practices for how tens-of-thousands of teams have successfully deployed Git, GitHub and the GitKraken Git GUI across their organizations.

This white paper covers the following topics:

  • Benefits of Git
  • Migrating to Git from other source control methods
  • Challenges developers face adopting Git
  • Training and educational resources for learning Git
  • Best practices for large scale deployments of Git, GitHub and the GitKraken Git GUI
  • How to deploy the GitKraken Git GUI with GitHub to enhance your workflow
  • Maintaining security standards with Stand-Alone & Self-Hosted
  • Best practices for deploying GitKraken Stand-Alone & Self-Hosted

How to use GitHub with the GitKraken Git GUI

If your team is using GitHub.com or GitHub Enterprise to host your repositories, the GitKraken Git GUI can help streamline your workflow and make working with Git much more intuitive! Distribute this tutorial video to your team, and you’ll have everyone up and running with Git, GitHub and the GitKraken Git GUI in less than 1 hour.

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This video covers the following topics; use the links to quickly jump ahead:

  • What is a Git repository? (1:33)
  • Working with remote repositories and GitHub (2:29)
  • Authenticating GitKraken with GitHub (3:48)
  • Generating an SSH key with GitKraken (7:59)
  • Cloning a repo from GitHub (10:45)
  • Opening an existing repo (12:35)
  • Making a change, staging and committing (14:29)
  • Pushing a change to a GitHub remote (22:42)
  • Undoing (26:15)
  • Pulling a change from a GitHub remote (30:20)
  • Creating a feature branch and pull request (32:24)
  • Adding a remote manually (45:17)
  • Using GitKraken Boards with GitHub Issue Sync (47:23)

How to use GitHub with GitKraken Boards

GitKraken Boards syncs in real-time with GitHub Issues and GitHub Milestones so changes made in either system are immediately reflected in the other. Link cards to GitHub pull requests, check PR statuses, auto-update cards based on PR statuses and view build statuses without leaving GitKraken Boards.

Plus, use GitHub Actions to automate your workflow; trigger automated actions in GitKraken Boards by linking cards to pull request descriptions or commit messages in GitHub. See how to quickly set up GitHub Issue syncing with GitKraken Boards.

Select your GitHub deployment to get started with GitKraken free

If you’re able to access the Internet, the GitKraken Git GUI is free to download on Windows, Mac and Linux. To authenticate with private repos on GitHub.com, upgrade to a paid GitKraken Git GUI plan.

If you’re in a disconnected or firewalled environment, the GitKraken Git GUI can be self-hosted on your own servers or installed as a stand-alone client.

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