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Creating an enterprise account

Learn the steps and effects of creating an enterprise account.

Who can use this feature?

Organization owners

GitHub Enterprise Cloud


Starting September 3, 2024, GitHub Enterprise Cloud customers who use a single organization will be automatically upgraded to an enterprise account at no additional cost. For details, see the the GitHub Blog.

When should I create an enterprise account?

GitHub Enterprise Cloud allows you to create an enterprise account, which enables collaboration between multiple organizations and gives administrators a single point of visibility and management. See "About enterprise accounts."

In most cases, you can create an enterprise account yourself.

  • When you start a free trial of GitHub Enterprise Cloud, you'll create an enterprise account as part of the process. See "Setting up a trial of GitHub Enterprise Cloud."
  • If you currently use GitHub Enterprise Cloud with a single organization, you can upgrade to an enterprise account by following the steps later in this article.

You'll need help creating an enterprise account for:

  • Enterprise Managed Users
  • GitHub Enterprise Server
  • Invoicing

In these cases, contact GitHub's Sales team.

What will happen after I upgrade my organization?

  • Your existing organization will automatically be owned by the enterprise account. To learn how the organization will change, see "Adding organizations to your enterprise."
  • The organization's billing details will become the billing details for the enterprise.
  • All of the organization's owners will become owners of the enterprise.
  • All of the organization's billing managers will become billing managers for the enterprise.
  • Going forward, GitHub will bill the enterprise account for usage within all organizations owned by the enterprise.

Upgrading an organization to an enterprise account

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page on GitHub, click your profile photo, then click Settings.

  2. In the "Access" section of the sidebar, click Organizations.

  3. Next to the organization, click Settings.

  4. If you are an organization owner, in the "Access" section of the sidebar, click Billing and plans.

  5. Click Upgrade to enterprise account.

  6. Under "Enterprise name", type a name for your enterprise account.

  7. Under "Enterprise URL slug", type a slug to be used in the URL for your enterprise.

    For example, if you choose octo-enterprise, the URL will be

  8. Click Confirm and upgrade.

  9. Read the warnings, then click Create enterprise account.

Next steps

Follow the "Get started with your enterprise account" learning path.

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