Members of legacy admin teams automatically retain the ability to create repositories until those teams are migrated to the improved organization permissions model.

By default, all organization members can create repositories under improved organization permissions. If you restrict repository creation permissions to organization owners, and your organization was created under the legacy organization permissions structure, members of legacy admin teams will still be able to create repositories.

Legacy admin teams are teams that were created with the admin permission level under the legacy organization permissions structure. Members of these teams were able to create repositories for the organization, and we've preserved this ability in the improved organization permissions structure.

You can remove this ability by migrating your legacy admin teams to the improved organization permissions.

For more information about improved organization permissions, see "Repository permission levels for an organization."

Warning: If your organization has disabled repository creation permissions for all members, some members of legacy admin teams may lose repository creation permissions. If your organization has enabled member repository creation, migrating legacy admin teams to improved organization permissions will not affect team members' ability to create repositories.

Migrating all of your organization's legacy admin teams

  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 Settings sidebar, click Team settings. Team settings option in organization settings sidebar

  5. Review your organization's legacy admin teams, then click Migrate all teams. Migrate all teams button
  6. Read the information about possible permissions changes for members of these teams, then click Migrate all teams. Confirm migration button

Migrating a single admin team

  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 Teams. Teams tab

  4. On the Teams tab, click the name of the team. Team page with list of teams

  5. In the team description box, click Migrate team. Migrate team button

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