You can upgrade your organization to a paid plan with unlimited private repositories, and optionally, sophisticated user authentication and management, 24/5 support, and a service level agreement for uptime availability.

Note: Only organization members with the owner or billing manager role can access or change billing settings for your organization.

If you receive a 500 error when trying to upgrade your account:

  • Try clearing your browser's cache, then resubmit your information
  • Check to make sure you have entered your payment data correctly

If that doesn't solve the error, please contact GitHub Support.

Upgrading your organization account with a credit card

  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 your organization's Settings sidebar, click Billing. Billing settings

  5. Under "Billing overview", click Upgrade. Upgrade button Upgrade button

  6. If you're upgrading from the free plan, under "Plan setup and duration", select a billing plan. Radio buttons with a choice of organization billing plans

  7. Optionally, if your organization account is owned by a business, select This account is owned by a business, then type your company's name. Checkbox to indicate whether the organization is owned by a business

  8. Choose whether you want to be billed monthly or yearly. billing

  9. Under "Pay with," type your credit card information. Form for entering credit card information

  10. Review the information about the charge and your billing date, then click Upgrade your plan to finish upgrading your account.

Upgrading your organization account with PayPal

  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 your organization's Settings sidebar, click Billing. Billing settings

  5. Under "Billing overview", click Upgrade. Upgrade button Upgrade button

  6. If you're upgrading from the free plan, under "Plan setup and duration", select a billing plan. Radio buttons with a choice of organization billing plans

  7. Optionally, if your organization account is owned by a business, select This account is owned by a business, then type your company's name. Checkbox to indicate whether the organization is owned by a business

  8. Choose whether you want to be billed monthly or yearly. billing

  9. Under "Pay with", select PayPal account. Pay with PayPal radio button

  10. Click PayPal.

  11. Log in to PayPal with your account information. PayPal dialog box
  12. Agree to the terms of service for paying with PayPal.
  13. Select your country of residency, as well as your state or province (if you're asked). PayPal Country Spinner
  14. Type your postal code. PayPal postal code
  15. If you're a European business, enter your VAT ID. PayPal VAT ID

  16. Review the information about the charge and your billing date, then click Upgrade your plan to finish upgrading your account.

Next steps

If you upgraded your organization to the Business plan, you can now set set up identity and access management for your organization. For more information, see "Managing member identity and access in your organization with SAML SSO."

Further reading