GitHub Experienced Widespread Major Services Outage


The GitHub Git hosting platform has undergone a widespread and significant services outage that has implications for issues, PRs, dashboards, projects and notifications.

GitHub offers its users the management of source code (SCM) and distributed Git version control functionality in the cloud without having to configure their own servers to host Git locally.

GitHub also offers team collaboration and access control characteristics such as task management and bug tracking in addition to the standard Git characteristics.

However, as the cloud solution, the GitHub platform is sometimes impacted by multiple problems influencing some or all of its characteristics, and directly affects its users ‘ ability to manage their platform-host Git repositories.

GitHub outage map

GitHub outage map (Image: Downdetector)

Worldwide GitHub outage services

At 10:59 AM UTC, the GitHub engineering team released an incident report on the Platform Status page, stating that it was “inquiring reports of problems influencing a number of facilities.”

An update was released one hour later, at 12:05 p.m. UTC, stating that “the work on mistakes previously detected continues.”

Incident report

The GitHub services failures prevented users from generating fresh problems and retrieving demands, receiving notifications, and accessing the dashboard and projects, according to their status page.

In the last hour, GitHub users also revealed on Twitter that they have numerous problems ranging from the entire site to 500 internal server error codes and the pull demands that are not working.

Mark Funk
Mark Funk is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.