GitHub at Work: Personal vs Office Account

F5 Networks / Eng <-
May 14 8 Comments

We are moving to Github and looks like I can use my personal account or create a new work account for my organization.

Do you use your personal or have a separate work account for Github at work? Any pros/cons for one or the other?

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  • New / Eng JexD77
    It’s hard to use multiple github accounts on the same machine (without specific apps or special setup).
    But if you have separate work/personal laptop, separate accounts would be a good idea.
    May 14 3
    • F5 Networks / Eng <-
      OP
      Would setting global config to be work account and setting local configs for personal repos work?

      I have multiple personal repos on my work machine.
      May 14
    • New / Eng JexD77
      Github needs ssh key and uses it to tell one account from another. So you can play with ssh_config, but since it’s all goes to the same host, it’d be tricky.
      I’m using Tower app for that, it can use different ssh keys per remote per repo.
      May 14
    • New MVxb56
      You only need to add a few lines in ~/.ssh/config to work on multiple accounts.
      May 14
  • Indeed *NDEED
    GitHub actually encourages having one account per person for both personal and professional repos https://help.github.com/en/articles/types-of-github-accounts
    May 14 1
    • F5 Networks / Eng <-
      OP
      But, what if you're committing code to personal LC repo? Just need to keep all those private then?
      May 14
  • Apple 🥭es
    OMG,F5 doesn’t have a private installation of github locally?
    May 15 1
    • F5 Networks / Eng <-
      OP
      We used to.
      May 15