To retrieve data from GitHub repositories and share your projects in right from IntelliJ IDEA, you need to register your GitHub account credentials in the IDE. You can also create an account on the GitHub free hosting without leaving IntelliJ IDEA.
- Open the IDE settings and click GitHub.
- On the GitHub page that opens, click the Sign up link.
On the Sign up for GitHub page that opens in the browser, choose the account plan (free or paid) and specify the requested information.
When you are through with creating the account, the GitHub Welcome Page is displayed.
Free accounts do not support private repositories. Private repositories are available only for you, for other users even READ access is prohibited.
- Return to the GitHub page and specify your GitHub account credentials in the Login and Password text boxes and click OK.