Managing repository settings
Repository administrators and organization owners can change settings for a repository, like the name, ownership, and visibility, or delete the repository.
Setting repository visibility→
You can choose who can view your repository.
Managing teams and people with access to your repository→
You can see everyone who has access to your repository and adjust permissions.
Classifying your repository with topics→
To help other people find and contribute to your project, you can add topics to your repository related to your project's intended purpose, subject area, affinity groups, or other important qualities.
Customizing how changed files appear on GitHub→
To keep certain files from displaying in diffs by default, or counting toward the repository language, you can mark them with the
linguist-generated attribute in a .gitattributes file.
About email notifications for pushes to your repository→
You can choose to automatically send email notifications to a specific email address when anyone pushes to the repository.
Displaying a sponsor button in your repository→
You can add a sponsor button in your repository to increase the visibility of funding options for your open source project.
Customizing your repository's social media preview→
You can customize the image displayed on social media platforms when someone links to your repository.
Viewing deployment activity for your repository→
You can view information about deployments for your entire repository or a specific pull request.
Managing the forking policy for your repository→
You can allow or prevent the forking of a specific private or internal repository owned by an organization.
Configuring the retention period for GitHub Actions artifacts and logs in your repository→
You can configure the retention period for GitHub Actions artifacts and logs in your repository.
Disabling or limiting GitHub Actions for a repository→
Repository owners can disable, enable, and limit GitHub Actions for a specific repository.
Enabling or disabling GitHub Discussions for a repository→
You can use discussions in a repository as a place for your community to have conversations, ask questions, and post answers without scoping work in an issue.
Managing Git LFS objects in archives of your repository→
You can choose whether Git Large File Storage (Git LFS) objects are included in source code archives, such as ZIP files and tarballs, GitHub creates for your repository.
Configuring autolinks to reference external resources→
You can add autolinks to external resources like JIRA issues and Zendesk tickets to help streamline your workflow.
Renaming a repository→
You can rename a repository if you're either an organization owner or have admin permissions for the repository.
Transferring a repository→
You can transfer repositories to other users or organization accounts.
Deleting a repository→
You can delete any repository or fork if you're either an organization owner or have admin permissions for the repository or fork. Deleting a forked repository does not delete the upstream repository.
Restoring a deleted repository→
You can restore some deleted repositories to recover their contents.