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Managing organization settings

Organization administrators can change several settings, including the names of repositories that belong to the organization and Owners team membership. In addition, organization admins can delete the organization and all of its repositories.

Verifying your organization's domain

You can verify the domains controlled by your organization to confirm your organization's identity on GitHub.

Renaming an organization

If your project or company has changed names, you can update the name of your organization to match.

Transferring organization ownership

To make someone else the owner of an organization account, you must add a new owner, ensure that the billing information is updated, and then remove yourself from the account.

Restricting repository creation in your organization

To protect your organization's data, you can configure permissions for creating repositories in your organization.

Setting permissions for deleting or transferring repositories in your organization

You can allow organization members with admin permissions to a repository to delete or transfer the repository, or limit the ability to delete or transfer repositories to organization owners only.

Restricting repository visibility changes in your organization

To protect your organization's data, you can configure permissions for changing repository visibility in your organization.

Allowing people to fork private repositories in your organization

Organization owners can allow or prevent the forking of any private repositories owned by your organization.

Restricting the ability to add outside collaborators to organization repositories

To protect your organization's data and the number of paid seats used in your organization, you can allow only owners to invite outside collaborators to organization repositories.

Allowing people to delete issues in your organization

Organization owners can allow certain people to delete issues in repositories owned by your organization.

Setting team creation permissions in your organization

You can allow all organization members to create teams or limit team creation to organization owners.

Changing the visibility of your organization's dependency insights

You can allow all organization members to view dependency insights for your organization or limit viewing to organization owners.

Managing the display of member names in your organization

You can allow members of your organization to see a comment author's profile name in private repositories in the organization.

Deleting an organization account

When you delete an organization, all repositories, forks of private repositories, wikis, issues, pull requests, and Project or Organization Pages are deleted as well. The organization name becomes available for use on a new user or organization account, and your billing will end.

Converting an organization into a user

It's not possible to convert an organization into a personal user account, but you can create a new user account and transfer the organization's repositories to it.

Upgrading to the Corporate Terms of Service

Organizations can upgrade from the Standard Terms of Service to the Corporate Terms of Service.

Entering a data protection agreement with GitHub for GDPR compliance

An entity that has agreed to the Corporate Terms of Service for an organization can enter a data protection agreement with GitHub for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.

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