After you create an organization, you should give Owner permissions to a small group of people who will manage the organization account.

Organization members can have owner, billing manager, or member roles:

Organization action Owners Members Billing managers
View and edit billing information X X
Invite people to join the organization X
Edit and cancel invitations to join the organization X
Remove members from the organization X
Reinstate former members to the organization X
Add and remove people from all teams X
Promote organization members to team maintainer X
Add collaborators to all repositories X
Access the organization audit log X
Delete all teams X
Delete the organization account, including all repositories X
Create teams X X
See all organization members and teams X X
@mention any visible team X X
Can be made a team maintainer X X
View and post public team discussions to all teams (see "About team discussions" for details) X X
View and post private team discussions to all teams (see "About team discussions" for details) X
Edit and delete team discussions in all teams (see "Editing a comment" and "Deleting a comment" for details) X
Set a team profile picture in all teams (see "Setting your team's profile picture" for details) X
Enable and enforce SAML single sign-on X
Transfer repositories X
View a project board and add or reorganize its cards and columns X X
Create or delete a project board and edit its description X X
Automate actions for project boards X X
Purchase, install, manage billing for, and cancel GitHub Marketplace apps X
List apps in GitHub Marketplace X
Receive security alerts about vulnerable dependencies for all of an organization's repositories X
Allow or disable forks for all private repositories in an organization X

Outside collaborators

To keep your organization data secure while allowing access to repositories, you can add outside collaborators. An outside collaborator is a person who has access to one or more organization repositories but is not explicitly a member of the organization, such as a consultant or temporary employee. For more information, see:

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