Git Account Details Test

With a valid GitHub user account, you can do the following:

  • access all features and components of Git;
  • create the components such as repositories, branches and gists;
  • share repositories with other users;
  • get access to use the storage space allocated on the cloud;
  • follow other GitHub accounts;
  • collaborate with other GitHub users;
  • track the history of changes and events over time;
  • revert back your changes anytime to any version, etc.

Using this test, you can get an overview of the GitHub user account that is being configured for monitoring. In the process, this test reveals the count of private and public repositories and gists owned by the GitHub user account. In the process, this test sheds light on the disk space utilization in the user account. This helps you determine whether adequate storage space is available to ensure uninterrupted functioning of the repositories owned by the target account. Additionally, this test provides the detailed diagnosis using which you can identify the users who are currently following the target account and the users who are followed by the target account.

Target of the test : GitHub

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of the results for the GitHub user account being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed. By default, this is set to 1800 seconds.

Host

The IP address of the host for which this test is to be configured.

Port

The port at which the specified host listens. By default, this is NULL

Username and Password

Specify the valid credentials of a user of the GitHub against the Username and Password parameters.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it here.

DD Frequency

Refers to the frequency with which detailed diagnosis measures are to be generated for this test. The default is 6:1. This indicates that, by default, detailed measures will be generated every time this test runs, and also every time the test detects a problem. You can modify this frequency, if you so desire. Also, if you intend to disable the detailed diagnosis capability for this test, you can do so by specifying none against DD frequency.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise suite embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Public repos

Indicates the number of public repositories in the target user account.

Number

 

Private repos

Indicates the number of private repositories in the target user account.

Number

 

Public gists

Indicates the number of public gists in the target user account.

Number

With gists, you can share single files, parts of files, and full applications with other users.

Public gists show up in Discover, where people can browse new gists as they're created. They are also searchable, so you can use them if you'd like other people to find and see your work. After creating a gist, you cannot convert it from public to secret.

Private gists

Indicates the number of private gists in the target user account.

Number

 

Collaborators limit

Indicates the maximum number of collaborators who can access the repositories in the target user account.

Number

The value of this measure varies depending upon the type of GitHub account. For instance, if you're using GitHub Free account, you can add unlimited collaborators on public repositories, and up to three collaborators on private repositories owned by your personal account.

Private repos limit

Indicates the maximum number of repositories that can be maintained personal to the target user account.

Number

 

Max storage limit

Indicates the maximum amount of storage space allocated for the target user account.

MB

GitHub doesn't have any set user disk quota and provides abundant storage for all Git repositories, although there are hard limits for file and repository sizes. Keeping repositories small ensures that our servers are fast and downloads are quick for our users.

Disk usage

Indicates the amount of storage space utilized in the target user account.

MB

 

Free disk

Indicates the amount of storage space available for in the target user account.

MB

The value of this measure is desired to be high.

Disk Utilization

Indicates the amount of storage space available for use in the target user account.

Percent

 

Collaborators

Indicates the number of collaborators in the target user account.

Number

A collaborator is an outside user who has been granted write access to the main repository owned by the user account.

Followers

Indicates the number of users who follows the target user account.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure reveals the login name, ID and type of every user who is following the user account being monitored and the URL of the follower profile.

Following

Indicates the number of users who are all followed by the target user account.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure reveals the login name, ID, type and URL of every user who is being followed by the user account being monitored.

Use the detailed diagnosis of the Follwers measure to view the login name, ID and type of every user who is following the user account being monitored and the URL of the follower profile.

Figure 1 : The detailed diagnosis of the Followers measure

Use the detailed diagnosis of the Following measure to view the login name, ID, type and URL of every user who is being followed by the user account being monitored.

Figure 2 : The detailed diagnosis of the Following measure