GitHub account setup

Set up your GitHub account

To contribute to Docs technical content, you need to set up your own GitHub account. The good news is, you have to do most steps only one time.

1. Create a GitHub account and set up your profile

If you don't already have a GitHub account, create one. Identify any affilations in your GitHub profile. Contributions to count toward MVP award consideration. Identification helps us build a complete profile of all your activitives.


Microsoft employees participating in Open Source projects always identify themselves as such their in GitHub profiles. Community contributors should ensure that their profile does not incorrectly imply an employment relationship.

Next steps

  • Continue to the Tool installations article to install Git Bash, a Markdown editor, and more.