Restricting repository creation in your instance

You can limit repository creation in organizations on your GitHub Enterprise Server appliance to organization owners only or to private repositories only.

Across all organizations on your GitHub Enterprise Server appliance, you can allow members to create public and private repositories, allow members to create private repositories only, restrict repository creation to organization owners, or allow owners to administer the setting on the organization level.

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click .

    Rocketship icon for accessing site admin settings

  2. In the left sidebar, click Enterprise.

    Enterprise tab in the Site admin settings

  3. In the enterprise account sidebar, click Policies.

    Policies tab in the enterprise account sidebar

  4. Under " Policies", click Repositories.

    Repositories tab in the enterprise account settings sidebar

  5. Under "Repository creation", review the information about changing the setting. Optionally, to view the setting's current configuration for all organizations in the enterprise account before enforcing the setting, click View your organizations' current configurations.

    Link to view the current policy configuration for organizations in the business

  6. Under "Repository creation", use the drop-down menu and choose a policy.

    Drop-down menu with repository creation policies

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