A user can be a member of an organization regardless of whether they're on a free or paid plan. They can also belong to multiple organizations.

Personal user accounts

Every person who uses GitHub has their own user account. These accounts include:

Tips:

  • It may be tempting to have more than one user account, such as for personal use and business use, but you only need one account.
  • User accounts are intended for humans, but you can give one to a robot, such a continuous integration bot, if necessary.

Organizations

Organizations are great for businesses and large open-source projects that need multiple owners and admins. They include:

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