Changing the visibility of your GitHub Pages site

You can manage access control for your project site by publishing the site publicly or privately.

People with admin permissions for a repository can change the visibility of a GitHub Pages site.

Access control for GitHub Pages sites is available in private repositories with GitHub Enterprise Cloud.

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About access control for GitHub Pages sites

If your project site is published from a private or internal repository that's owned by an organization using GitHub Enterprise Cloud, you can manage access control for the site. With access control, you can choose to publish the site publicly to anyone on the internet or privately to people with read access to your repository. A privately published site can be used to share your internal documentation or knowledge base with members of your enterprise. You cannot manage access control for an organization site. For more information about the types of GitHub Pages sites, see "About GitHub Pages."

Privately published sites are available at a different subdomain than publicly published sites. You can see your site's URL in the repository settings. If you're using a static site generator configured to build the site with the repository name as a path, you may need to update the settings for the static site generator when changing the site to private. For more information, see "Configuring Jekyll in your GitHub Pages site" or the documentation for your static site generator.

Changing the visibility of your GitHub Pages site

  1. On GitHub, navigate to your site's repository.

  2. Under your repository name, click Settings.

    Repository settings button

  3. Under "GitHub Pages", select the GitHub Pages visibility drop-down menu, then click a visibility.

    Drop-down to choose a visibility for your site

  4. To see your published site, under "GitHub Pages", click your site's URL.

    URL of your privately published site

    Note: It can take up to 20 minutes for changes to your site to publish after you push the changes to GitHub. If your don't see your changes reflected in your browser after an hour, see "About Jekyll build errors for GitHub Pages sites."

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