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Restricting repository creation in your organization

To protect your organization's data, you can configure permissions for creating repositories in your organization.

You can restrict repository creation permissions and the ability to transfer repositories into the organization to organization owners, allow members to create public and private repositories, or, if your organization uses GitHub Enterprise Cloud, allow members to create private repositories only. Organization owners can always create public and private repositories.

  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 the left sidebar, click Member privileges.

    Member privileges option in org settings

  5. Under "Repository creation", select a setting. If your organization uses GitHub Enterprise Cloud, you'll have the option to allow members to create private repositories only.

    Radio buttons with repository creation options

  6. Click Save.

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