Permission levels for an organization
After you create an organization, you should give Owner permissions to a small group of people who will manage the organization account.
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Permission levels for an organization
Organization members can have owner, billing manager, or member roles:
Owners have complete administrative access to your organization. This role should be limited to a few people in your organization. For more information, see "Changing a person's role to owner."
Billing managers allow a person to manage billing settings. For more information, see "Adding a billing manager to your organization".
Members are the default role for everyone else.
|Organization action||Owners||Members||Billing managers|
|Create repositories (see "Restricting repository creation in your organization" for details)||X||X|
|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|
|Edit the organization's profile page (see "About your organization's profile" for details)||X|
|Verify the organization's domains (see "Verifying your organization's domain" for details)||X|
|Delete all teams||X|
|Delete the organization account, including all repositories||X|
|Create teams (see "Setting team creation permissions in your organization" for details)||X||X|
|Move teams in an organization's hierarchy||X|
|Create project boards (see "Project board permissions for an organization" for details)||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 organization insights (see "Viewing insights for your organization" for details)||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 "Managing disruptive comments" for details)||X|
|Hide comments on commits, pull requests, and issues (see "Managing disruptive comments" for details)||X||X|
|Disable team discussions for an organization (see "Disabling team discussions for your organization" for details)||X|
|Manage viewing of organization dependency insights (see "Changing the visibility of your organization's dependency insights" 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|
|Manage an organization's SSH certificate authorities (see "Managing your organization's SSH certificate authorities" for details)||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|
|Limit activity in public repositories in an organization||X|
|Pull (read), push (write), and clone (copy) all repositories in the organization||X|
|Convert organization members to outside collaborators||X|
|View people with access to an organization repository||X|
|Export a list of people with access to an organization repository||X|
GitHub App managers
By default, only organization owners can manage the settings of GitHub Apps in an organization. To allow additional users to manage GitHub Apps in an organization, an owner can grant them GitHub App manager permissions.
When you designate a user as a GitHub App manager in your organization, you can grant them access to manage the settings of individual GitHub Apps, or to manage all GitHub Apps in the organization. For more information, see:
- "Adding GitHub App managers in your organization"
- "Removing GitHub App managers from your organization"
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:
- "Adding outside collaborators to repositories in your organization"
- "Converting an organization member to an outside collaborator"
- "Removing an outside collaborator from an organization repository"