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Article version: Enterprise Server 2.17

Types of GitHub accounts

Your user account is your identity on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance. Your user account can be a member of any number of organizations.

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Personal user accounts

Every person who uses your GitHub Enterprise Server instance has their own user account, which include:

Tip: User accounts are intended for humans, but you can give one to a robot, such as a continuous integration bot, if necessary.

Organization accounts

Organizations are shared accounts where groups of people can collaborate across many projects at once. Owners and administrators can manage member access to the organization's data and projects with sophisticated security and administrative features.

Organizations include:

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