This section provides a guide to allowing the server to use GitHub authentication (OAuth) in the log-in process. By entering in their GitHub log-in information, students can access and use the server without the instructor having to manually enter each user and admin. As a reminder, a student can set up a GitHub account for free. An advanced understanding of the command line is recommended before attempting.

Setting up the site to run on HTTPS with SSL security is strongly recommended. In HTTPS, the communication protocol is encrypted using (TLS) Transport Layer Security or, formerly, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).