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Create a GitHub repository with this step-by-step tutorial

The key to GitHub based DevOps is the Git repository around which every operation is based. To get started with GitHub, the first operation after registering an account is to create a GitHub repo.

Follow these create a GitHub repository, simply click the green “New” button on the repositories page. The basic steps required to create a GitHub repository are:

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Create a GitHub repository with online creation wizard.

Steps to create a GitHub repository

To create a GitHub repository, follow these 10 steps:

  1. Log into the GitHub administrative console
  2. Move to the GitHub Repositories page
  3. Click on the green New button
    • This will bring up the GitHub repo creation wizard
  4. Enter the name of the GitHub repository
  5. Optionally include a description
  6. Choose to make this a public or private GitHub repository
  7. Optionally add a README
  8. Optionally include a .gitignore file for your development framework
  9. Choose a fair use license
  10. Click the green Create Repository button to finish the process

Post GitHub repository creation steps

Once the GitHub repository is created, obtain the unique GitHub URL associated with it and provide it to developers and DevOps professional so they can clone the GitHub repo along with any Git submodules it may include. Other  lifecycle activities include renaming the GitHub repo and finally a GitHub repo deletion. But hopefully it will be a long while after the GitHub repo is created that any renaming or deletion operations need be performed.

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