About enterprise accounts
With GitHub Enterprise Cloud, you can create an enterprise account to enable collaboration between your organizations, while giving administrators a single point of visibility and management.
Enterprise accounts are available with GitHub Enterprise Cloud. For more information, see "About enterprise accounts."
An enterprise account allows you to manage multiple GitHub organizations. Your enterprise account must have a handle, like an organization or personal account on GitHub. Enterprise administrators can manage settings and preferences, like:
- Member access and management (organization members, outside collaborators)
- Billing and usage (user licenses, Git LFS packs)
- Security (single sign-on, two factor authentication)
Enterprise accounts are currently available only to GitHub Enterprise Cloud customers paying by invoice. Billing for all of the organizations connected to your enterprise account is aggregated into a single bill. For more information, see "Viewing the subscription and usage for your enterprise account."
For more information about member access and management, see "Managing users in your enterprise account."
For more information about managing enterprise accounts using the GraphQL API, see "Enterprise accounts" in the GitHub Developer documentation.
Organizations are shared accounts where groups of people can collaborate across many projects at once. Owners can manage member access to the organization's data and projects with sophisticated security and administrative features. For more information, see "About organizations."
Enterprise owners can create organizations and link them to the enterprise. After you add organizations to your enterprise account, you can manage and enforce the organizations' policies. Specific enforcement options vary by setting; generally, you can choose to enforce a single policy for every organization in your enterprise account or allow owners to set policy on the organization level.
For more information, see "Managing organizations in your enterprise account" and "Setting policies for organizations in your enterprise account."