The GitHub support portal is now only accessible through a GitHub / Habr account
The GitHub blog warned that the support portal is now only accessible through an internal account. This, according to the developers of the service, should make the experience of interaction with the help more personalized and secure.
At the end of November 2022, GitHub representatives announced the upcoming changes. From December 8, 2023, updates began to be rolled out to some users. The rules now apply to all users of the platform: you must be logged in to your GitHub account to access the support portal. If you don’t have an account or can’t log in, you’ll need to go through an email verification process.
In addition, at the end of December 2023, the GitHub team warned developers who publish code on the platform to enable two-factor authentication. Failure to do so by January 19, 2024 will result in limited access to platform features.
At the beginning of January 2024, all users had the opportunity to take the Github Foundations, GitHub Actions, GitHub Advanced Security, and GitHub Administration certification programs. You need to pay $200 to attempt the exam, and upon successful completion, the user will receive confirmation and a Credly badge. Previously, certification was available only to employees and partners of the company.