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Roles in an enterprise

Everyone in an enterprise is a member of the enterprise. To control access to your enterprise's settings and data, you can assign different roles to members of your enterprise.

About roles in an enterprise

Everyone in an enterprise is a member of the enterprise. You can also assign administrative roles to members of your enterprise. Each administrator role maps to business functions and provides permissions to do specific tasks within the enterprise.

目前,企业帐户中有两个管理角色:企业所有者,可以访问和管理帐户中所有设置;帐单管理员,只能访问和管理企业帐户的帐单设置。 企业所有者可以 也可以 看到企业拥有的每个组织的所有成员和外部协作者。

If your enterprise does not use 企业托管用户, you can invite someone to an administrative role using a user account on GitHub Enterprise Cloud that they control. For more information, see "Inviting people to manage your enterprise."

In an enterprise using 企业托管用户, new owners and members must be provisioned through your identity provider. Enterprise owners and organization owners cannot add new members or owners to the enterprise using GitHub. You can select a member's enterprise role using your IdP and it cannot be changed on GitHub. You can select a member's role in an organization on GitHub. For more information, see "About 企业托管用户."

Enterprise owners

Enterprise owners have complete control over the enterprise and can take every action, including:

  • Managing administrators
  • Adding and removing organizations to and from the enterprise
  • Removing enterprise members from all organizations owned by the enterprise
  • Managing enterprise settings
  • Enforcing policy across organizations
  • Managing billing settings

Enterprise owners do not have access to organization settings or content by default. To gain access, enterprise owners can join any organization owned by their enterprise. For more information, see "Managing your role in an organization owned by your enterprise."

Owners of organizations in your enterprise do not have access to the enterprise itself unless you make them enterprise owners.

An enterprise owner will only consume a license if they are an owner or member of at least one organization within the enterprise. Even if an enterprise owner has a role in multiple organizations, they will consume a single license. Enterprise owners must have a personal account on GitHub. As a best practice, we recommend making only a few people in your company enterprise owners, to reduce the risk to your business.

Enterprise members

Members of organizations owned by your enterprise are also automatically members of the enterprise. Members can collaborate in organizations and may be organization owners, but members cannot access or configure enterprise settings, including billing settings.

People in your enterprise may have different levels of access to the various organizations owned by your enterprise and to repositories within those organizations. You can view the resources that each person has access to. For more information, see "Viewing people in your enterprise."

For more information about organization-level permissions, see "Roles in an organization."

People with outside collaborator access to repositories owned by your organization are also listed in your enterprise's People tab, but are not enterprise members and do not have any access to the enterprise. For more information about outside collaborators, see "Roles in an organization."

Billing managers

Billing managers only have access to your enterprise's billing settings. Billing managers for your enterprise can:

  • View and manage user licenses, Git LFS packs and other billing settings
  • View a list of billing managers
  • Add or remove other billing managers

Billing managers will only consume a license if they are an owner or member of at least one organization within the enterprise. Billing managers do not have access to organizations or repositories in your enterprise, and cannot add or remove enterprise owners. Billing managers must have a personal account on GitHub.

About support entitlements

要打开、查看和评论与企业帐户或企业帐户拥有的组织相关的支持事件单,您必须具有帐户的支持权利。 企业所有者和帐单管理员自动拥有支持权利,企业所有者可以向企业成员添加支持权利。 更多信息请参阅“管理企业的支持权利”。

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