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Reinstating a former outside collaborator's access to your organization

You can reinstate a former outside collaborator's access permissions for organization repositories, forks, and settings.

When an outside collaborator's access to your organization's private repositories is removed, the user's access privileges and settings are saved for three months. You can restore the user's privileges if you invite them back to the organization within that time frame.

如果因你要求成员和外部协作者启用 2FA 而从组织中删除了用户,你可以在用户启用双因素身份验证之前发送邀请以恢复用户对组织的权限和访问权限,但他们必须先启用 2FA,然后才能接受邀请以重新加入组织。

When you reinstate a former outside collaborator, you can restore:

  • The user's former access to organization repositories
  • Any private forks of repositories owned by the organization
  • Membership in the organization's teams
  • Previous access and permissions for the organization's repositories
  • Stars for organization repositories
  • Issue assignments in the organization
  • Repository subscriptions (notification settings for watching, not watching, or ignoring a repository's activity)


  • Only organization owners can reinstate outside collaborators' access to an organization. For more information, see "Roles in an organization."
  • The reinstating a member flow on may use the term "member" to describe reinstating an outside collaborator but if you reinstate this person and keep their previous privileges, they will only have their previous outside collaborator permissions.
  • If your organization has a paid per-user subscription, an unused license must be available before you can invite a new member to join the organization or reinstate a former organization member. For more information, see "About per-user pricing."
  1. 在 的右上角,单击你的个人资料照片,然后单击“你的组织”。 贵组织在配置文件菜单中

  2. 单击您的组织名称。 组织列表中的组织名称

  3. 在你的组织名称下,单击 “人员”。 “人员”选项卡

  4. 在“人员”选项卡上,单击“邀请成员”。 “邀请成员”按钮

  5. 输入要恢复身份的人的用户名,然后单击“邀请”。

  6. Choose to restore the outside collaborator's previous privileges in the organization by clicking Invite and reinstate or choose to clear their previous privileges and set new access permissions by clicking Invite and start fresh.

    Warning: If you want to upgrade the outside collaborator to a member of your organization, then choose Invite and start fresh and choose a new role for this person. Note, however, that this person's private forks of your organization's repositories will be lost if you choose to start fresh. To make the former outside collaborator a member of your organization and keep their private forks, choose Invite and reinstate instead. Once this person accepts the invitation, you can convert them to an organization member by inviting them to join the organization as a member.

    Choose to restore settings or not

  7. If you cleared the previous privileges for a former outside collaborator, choose a role for the user and optionally add them to some teams, then click Send invitation. Role and team options and send invitation button

  8. The invited person will receive an email inviting them to the organization. They will need to accept the invitation before becoming an outside collaborator in the organization. 你可以在用户接受之前随时编辑或取消邀请

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