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Permission levels for a user account repository

A repository owned by a user account has two permission levels: the repository owner and collaborators.

Tip: If you require more granular read/write access to a repository owned by your user account, consider transferring the repository to an organization. For more information, see "Transferring a repository."

Owner access on a repository owned by a user account

The repository owner has full control of the repository. In addition to all the permissions allowed by repository collaborators, the repository owner can:

There is only one owner of a repository owned by a user account; this permission cannot be shared with another user account. To transfer ownership of a repository to another user, see "How to transfer a repository."

Collaborator access on a repository owned by a user account

Note: In a private repository, repository owners can only grant write access to collaborators. Collaborators can't have read-only access to repositories owned by a user account.

Collaborators on a personal repository can:

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