GitHub Copilot for Business FAQ

Posted by Willy-Peter Schaub on Sun 12 November 2023

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that have been mushrooming during our evaluation phase. Part 2 - FAQ.

Welcome to our GitHub Copilot experimentation and usage FAQ Page! This page provide you with comprehensive answers to common questions raised by our engineers about GitHub Copilot for Business, an innovative tool that revolutionizes code development through intelligent suggestions and auto-completion. Whether you are a seasoned engineer or just starting out, this FAQ page aims to enhance your experience with GitHub Copilot and address any inquiries you may have. If you do not find the information you are looking for, feel free to reach out through the provided discussion channel, and we will be happy to assist you.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Checkout our GitHub Copilot for Business Setup blog post😊 if you have setup questions.

1. Can I be logged onto GitHub with my corporate and personal GitHub account at the same time?

Currently, simultaneous support for two accounts is not available. However, you can switch between accounts by logging out of the current account and logging into the other one.

2. What is the difference between Copilot for Business and Copilot for Individuals?

See Understanding the differences between Copilot for Business and Copilot for Individuals.

3. Why am I seeing this error in my Copilot log?

[INFO] [auth] [2023-11-02T14:57:44.993Z] Invalid copilot token: missing token: 403 [ERROR] [default] [2023-11-02T14:57:45.005Z] Extension activation failed: "User not authorized"

Your GitHub Copilot for Business license is not currently valid. If you are using an active directory (AD) group for license management, it is possible that you have been removed from the AD group or were never added in the first place.

4. Can I use two different browsers that are connected to each of my two different GitHub accounts?

According to Cσʅιɳ DҽɱႦσʋʂƙყ you can do one better - "In the browser you can now natively switch accounts: Switching between accounts. For logging in to Copilot, you have to switch accounts if you want to bounce between work and personal accounts."

5. Any useful troubleshooting links?

I trust that this FAQ list is enhancing the value of your GitHub Copilot evaluation. If you have additional frequently asked questions and answers to contribute to this post/list, feel free to leave a comment below.