# Making Your Own Copy (Fork) of Sage Notebook¶

You need to do this only once. The instructions here are very similar to the instructions at http://help.github.com/forking/ — please see that page for more detail. We’re repeating some of it here just to give the specifics for the Sage Notebook project, and to suggest some default names.

## Set Up and Configure a Github Account¶

If you don’t have a github account, go to the github page, and make one.

You then need to configure your account to allow write access — see
the `Generating SSH keys`

help on github help.

## Create Your Own Forked Copy of Sage Notebook¶

Log into your github account.

Go to the Sage Notebook github home at Sage Notebook github.

Click on the

*fork*button:Now, after a short pause, you should find yourself at the home page for your own forked copy of Sage Notebook.