Managing organization settings
Organization administrators can change several settings, including the names of repositories that belong to the organization and Owners team membership. In addition, organization admins can delete the organization and all of its repositories.
Verifying your organization's domain→
You can verify the domains controlled by your organization to confirm your organization's identity on GitHub.
Renaming an organization→
If your project or company has changed names, you can update the name of your organization to match.
Transferring organization ownership→
To make someone else the owner of an organization account, you must add a new owner, ensure that the billing information is updated, and then remove yourself from the account.
Restricting repository creation in your organization→
To protect your organization's data, you can configure permissions for creating repositories in your organization.
Setting permissions for deleting or transferring repositories→
You can allow organization members with admin permissions to a repository to delete or transfer the repository, or limit the ability to delete or transfer repositories to organization owners only.
Restricting repository visibility changes in your organization→
To protect your organization's data, you can configure permissions for changing repository visibility in your organization.
Managing the forking policy for your organization→
You can can allow or prevent the forking of any private and internal repositories owned by your organization.
Disabling or limiting GitHub Actions for your organization→
Organization owners can disable, enable, and limit GitHub Actions for an organization.
Configuring the retention period for GitHub Actions artifacts and logs in your organization→
You can configure the retention period for GitHub Actions artifacts and logs in your organization.
Setting permissions for adding outside collaborators→
To protect your organization's data and the number of paid licenses used in your organization, you can allow only owners to invite outside collaborators to organization repositories.
Allowing people to delete issues in your organization→
Organization owners can allow certain people to delete issues in repositories owned by your organization.
Setting team creation permissions in your organization→
You can allow all organization members to create teams or limit team creation to organization owners.
Managing scheduled reminders for your organization→
You can get reminders in Slack for all pull requests that teams in your organization have been requested to review.
Managing the default branch name for repositories in your organization→
You can set the default branch name for repositories that members create in your organization on GitHub.
Managing default labels for repositories in your organization→
You can customize the labels that are included in every new repository in your organization.
Changing the visibility of your organization's dependency insights→
You can allow all organization members to view dependency insights for your organization or limit viewing to organization owners.
Managing the display of member names in your organization→
You can allow members of your organization to see a comment author's profile name in private repositories in the organization.
Disabling publication of GitHub Pages sites for your organization→
You can prevent members of your organization from publishing GitHub Pages sites from repositories in the organization.
Deleting an organization account→
When you delete an organization, all repositories, forks of private repositories, wikis, issues, pull requests, and Project or Organization Pages are deleted as well. The organization name becomes available for use on a new user or organization account, and your billing will end.
Converting an organization into a user→
It's not possible to convert an organization into a personal user account, but you can create a new user account and transfer the organization's repositories to it.
Upgrading to the Corporate Terms of Service→
Organizations can upgrade from the Standard Terms of Service to the Corporate Terms of Service.