Restricting repository creation in your organization

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

You can choose whether members can create repositories in your organization and, if your organization uses GitHub Enterprise Cloud, which types of repositories (public, internal, and private) members can create. You can only allow members to create internal repositories if your organization is associated with an enterprise account. Internal repositories are the default setting for all new repositories created in an organization owned by an enterprise account. You can restrict repository creation permissions and the ability to transfer repositories into the organization to organization owners, allow members to create public and private repositories, or, if your organization uses GitHub Enterprise Cloud, allow members to create private repositories only. Organization owners can always create any type of repository. For more information about repository types, see "Setting repository visibility."

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub, click your profile photo, then click Your profile.

    Profile photo

  2. On the left side of your profile page, under "Organizations", click the icon for your organization.

    organization icons

  3. Under your organization name, click Settings.

    Organization settings button

  4. In the left sidebar, click Member privileges.

    Member privileges option in org settings

  5. Under "Repository creation", select one or more options.

    Radio buttons with repository creation options

  6. Click Save.

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