GitHub Account Creation
Welcome to the account creation part of this series of GitHub related stories. I am Mickplouffe and I am a software engeneer.
In this series you can learn: What is GitHub anyway, How to create an account, Install Git CLI and GitHub Desktop Official GUI, How to create a repo, How to fix most commun errors, GitHub vs Other Git base host, Is Git really needed and much more.
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Create a GitHub account
To use GitHub features, you need to have an account with them. Worry not, GitHub is mostly free. To do so, you need to head over Github.com and Sign up. If you already have an account, go to step 2. Head over here to learn about GitHub.
On this page, you will be prompted to create your GitHub account by entering these informations:
Username — Will be use to connect on the platform and also serve as your PUBLIC name. Take note that everybody can see your username. I recommend to not use something vulgar or something that could be misunderstood.
Email address — This is the email address you wish to use for the platform.
Password — This one is a sensible one. Your password must be secret to anyone but you. I really mean it. Do not put your child or pet name. If someone has access to your account they will have access to all of your repository. Including private one. They could also delete or change everything they want. I will also suggest to setup two-factor authenticator another story (will be linked here).
Once you filled up the required information, you will have two other steps which is if you want to receive occasional product updates, announcements, and offers. This is up to your preferences.
Than you will be asked to verify that you are indeed a human or something like it. I failed that part. You simply need to click the “Verify” button and follow the step shown.
Note: By creating an account, you agree to the Terms of Service of GitHub. For more information about GitHub’s privacy practices, see the GitHub Privacy Statement. They will occasionally send you account-related emails.
Once you have created your account, you will be asked to verify your email address.
Head over your email account. You should have receive a GitHub mail. If it is not received after 5 minutes, look into your Junk Mail box. This email should consist of a simple button to confirm your address. Simply click on the button to be redirected to GitHub site.
Here you go! Your GitHub Account should be up and ready to host your first repository! Still don’t know what is a repository (repo)? Don’t worry, everything will be explain in this next story: Setting Up GitHub — Windows