Organizations that have enabled SAML single sign-on can retain access for bots and service accounts.

Note: This feature is only available on GitHub Business Cloud. For more information, see "Organization billing plans."

To retain access for bots and service accounts, organization administrators can enable, but not enforce SAML single sign-on for their organization. If you need to enforce SAML single sign-on for your organization, you can create an external identity for the bot or service account with your identity provider (IdP).

Note: If you enforce SAML single sign-on for your organization and do not have external identities set up for bots and service accounts with your IdP, they will be removed from your organization.

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