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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.

Who can use this feature

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 create an enterprise account for you.

An enterprise account is included with GitHub Enterprise Cloud. Creation of an enterprise account does not result in additional charges on your bill.

When you create an enterprise account that owns your existing organization on GitHub Enterprise Cloud, the organization's resources remain accessible to members at the same URLs. After you add your organization to the enterprise account, the following changes will apply to the organization.

  • Your existing organization will automatically be owned by the enterprise account.
  • GitHub bills the enterprise account for usage within all organizations owned by the enterprise. The current billing details for the organization, including the organization's billing email address, will become billing details for the new enterprise account. For more information, see "About billing for your enterprise."
  • All current owners of your organization will become owners of the enterprise account, and all current billing managers of the organization will become billing managers of the new enterprise account. For more information, see "Roles in an enterprise."

For more information about the changes that apply to an organization after you add the organization to an enterprise, see "Adding organizations to your enterprise."

Creating an enterprise account on GitHub

To create an enterprise account, your organization must be using GitHub Enterprise Cloud.

If you pay by invoice, you can create an enterprise account directly through GitHub. If you do not currently pay by invoice, you can contact our sales team to create an enterprise account for you.

  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 "Access" section of the sidebar, click Organizations.

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

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

  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.