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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.2

GitKraken Technology

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Description: GitKraken is a Git Graphical User Interface (GUI) that allows users to open, create, and clone repositories, create branches, and share code from a single client. This technology provides a visual interface in which users may view and manipulate the branching, margining, and commit history of projects. GitKraken also includes a built-in code editor with functionality such as syntax highlighting, file searching, and a file minimap. Additionally, this technology includes support for integrating with remote repositories such as GitHub, GitLab, and Bitbucket.

This technology is available in three editions; Client, Pro, and Enterprise. The Client edition does not have a licensing fee associated with it, includes all of the base functionality of the software, and is designed for teams developing open source, early-stage, and non-commercial projects. The Pro edition is intended for commercial use and includes additional features such as support for multiple profiles and GitHub and GitLab integration. The Enterprise edition contains all of the functionality of the Client and Pro editions as well as support for server installation, local account management, and full Information Technology (IT) control over releases. The scope of this entry covers all three editions.

This technology may be configured to store data in a local or remote repository. Users may connect to services such as GitHub Desktop for access to local or remote repositories.

The TRM decisions in this entry only apply to technologies and versions owned, operated, managed, patched, and version-controlled by VA. This includes technologies deployed as software installations on VMs within VA-controlled cloud environments (e.g. VA Enterprise Cloud (VAEC)). Cloud services provided by the VAEC, which are listed in the VAEC Service Catalog, and those controlled and managed by an external Cloud Service Provider (i.e. SaaS) are not in the purview of the TRM. For more information on the use of cloud services and cloud-based products within VA, including VA private clouds, please see the Enterprise Cloud Solutions Office (ECSO) Portal at:
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.10
Decision Date: 10/25/2023 at 03:34:42 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Axosoft
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (10/25/2023 at 03:34:42 UTC).