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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. Follow the prompts to create your organization.

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