Organization administrators can sign into GitHub even if their identity provider is unavailable by bypassing single sign-on and using their recovery codes.
Note: This feature is only available on GitHub Business Cloud. For more information, see "Organization billing plans."
Note: You can only use recovery codes once and you must use them in consecutive order. Recovery codes grant access for 24 hours.
- At the bottom of the single sign-on dialog, click Use a recovery code to bypass single sign-on.
- In the "Recovery Code" field, type your recovery code.
- Click Verify.
After you've used a recovery code, make sure to note that it's no longer valid. You will not be able to reuse the recovery code.