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Setting permissions for adding outside collaborators

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

Restricting the ability to add outside collaborators to owners is available with GitHub Enterprise Cloud. For more information, see "GitHub's products."

Organization owners, and members with admin privileges for a repository, can invite outside collaborators to work on the repository. You can also restrict outside collaborator invite permissions to only organization owners.

Adding an outside collaborator to a private repository will use one of your organization's paid licenses. For more information, see "About per-user pricing."

  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 invitations", select Allow members to invite outside collaborators to repositories for this organization.

    Checkbox to allow members to invite outside collaborators to organization repositories

  6. Click Save.

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