Merging multiple user accounts

If you have separate accounts for work and personal use, you can merge the accounts.

Tip: Enterprise Managed Users allow an enterprise to provision unique user accounts for its members through an identity provider (IdP). For more information, see "About Enterprise Managed Users." For other use cases, we recommend using only one user account to manage both personal and professional repositories.

Warning: Organization and repository access permissions aren't transferable between accounts. If the account you want to delete has an existing access permission, an organization owner or repository administrator will need to invite the account that you want to keep.

  1. Transfer any repositories from the account you want to delete to the account you want to keep. Issues, pull requests, and wikis are transferred as well. Verify the repositories exist on the account you want to keep.
  2. Update the remote URLs in any local clones of the repositories that were moved.
  3. Delete the account you no longer want to use.
  4. To attribute past commits to the new account, add the email address you used to author the commits to the account you're keeping. For more information, see "Why are my contributions not showing up on my profile?"

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