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University IT Service Catalogue


Git Repository Hosting Service

Information For Users Of The Service Catalogue

The University IT Service Catalogue will be decommissioned in the Summer of 2021. This website is no longer being maintained.  

For the most up-to-date information regarding IT Services at the University of Cambridge, please visit:

Git is a free open source distributed version control system. This service hosts git repositories for institutions and research groups within the University of Cambridge.

Features and Benefits

Features & Benefits 

The Service supports software developers through secure and efficient software configuration management. A Cambridge University account on Git gives developers access to:

  • local, reliable, fast repository hosting
  • both private or public repositories, depending on their requirements 
  • access to public repositories with University branding
  • collaboration with people outside the University
  • delegated management
  • the strictest level of access control

How Much Does It Cost?

How much does it cost? 

This service is currently free of charge.

How Do I Get This Service?

How do I get this service? 

For existing accounts please contact the account manager of your group or institution. To set up a new account for a group or institution please email

How Quickly Can I Get This Service?

How quickly can I get this service? 

The time it takes to get this service, is largely dependent on the manager of the relevant institution/group account.

Support Details & Contact Information

Support Details & Contact Information 

​For FAQs please see the Git Information for Users page on the UIS website.

For other support queries please contact your account administrator.

(for opening times, see Supported Service Hours)

Available Service Hours

When is this service available? 

The service is available 24/7.

Supported Service Hours

Supported Service Hours 

The service is supported:

Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 5pm

(excluding UK Bank Holidays and University closures)

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