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Creating a new organization from scratch

Create an organization to apply fine-grained access permissions to repositories.

When you create a new organization from scratch, it doesn't have any repositories associated with it. For more information on adding repositories to your organization, see "Creating a new repository" and "Transferring a repository."

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings.

    Settings icon in the user bar

  2. In your user settings sidebar, click Organizations.

    User settings for organizations

  3. In the "Organizations" section, click New organization.

    Button for creating a new organization

  4. Under "Organization name", type a name for your organization.

    Field to type an organization name

  5. Under "Billing email", type the email where receipts for your organization's subscription should be sent.

    New organization billing email

  6. Under "Choose your plan", click an option.

    Organization billing options

  7. If you choose to upgrade to a paid subscription, enter the number of paid users you would like to add.

    Field to enter the number of users you'd like to add to the organization

  8. Choose to pay for your account with a credit card or with PayPal and enter your payment information, then click Submit.

    Payment options

  9. 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

  1. Read the information about GitHub's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, then click Create organization.

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