Creating an enterprise account

If you're currently using GitHub Enterprise Cloud with a single organization, you can create an enterprise account to centrally manage multiple organizations.

Organization owners can create an enterprise account.

About enterprise account creation

GitHub Enterprise Cloud includes the option to create an enterprise account, which enables collaboration between multiple organizations and gives administrators a single point of visibility and management. For more information, see "About enterprise accounts."

If you currently use GitHub Enterprise Cloud with a single organization, we encourage you to create an enterprise account. If you pay by invoice, you can create an enterprise account yourself on GitHub. If not, you can contact our sales team to move to invoicing.

An enterprise account is included in GitHub Enterprise Cloud, so creating one will not affect your bill.

When you create an enterprise account, your existing organization will automatically be owned by the enterprise account. All current owners of your organization will become owners of the enterprise account. All current billing managers of the organization will become billing managers of the new enterprise account. The current billing details of the organization, including the organization's billing email address, will become billing details of the new enterprise account.

Creating an enterprise account on GitHub

To create an enterprise account on GitHub, your organization must be using GitHub Enterprise Cloud and paying by invoice.

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings. Settings icon in the user bar

  2. In the settings sidebar, click Organizations. Organizations settings in the sidebar

  3. Next to the organization, click Settings. The settings button

  4. If you're an organization owner, in the left sidebar, click Billing & plans. Billing & plans in the organization settings sidebar

  5. Click Upgrade to enterprise account.

    Screenshot of the "Upgrade to an enterprise account" button

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

    Screenshot of the "Enterprise name" field

  7. Under "Enterprise URL slug", type a slug for your enterprise account. This slug will be used in the URL for your enterprise. For example, if you choose octo-enterprise, the URL for your enterprise will be https://github.com/enterprises/octo-enterprise.

    Screenshot of the "Enterprise URL slug" field

  8. Click Confirm and upgrade.

    Screenshot of the "Confirm and upgrade" button

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

    Screenshot of the "Create enterprise account" button

Next steps

After your enterprise account is created, we recommend learning more about how enterprise accounts work and configuring settings and policies. For more information, follow the "Get started with your enterprise account" learning path.

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