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Enforcing policies for projects in your enterprise

You can enforce policies for projects and classic projects within your enterprise's organizations, or allow policies to be set in each organization.

Who can use this feature

Enterprise owners can enforce policies for projects in an enterprise.

About policies for projects in your enterprise

You can enforce policies to control how enterprise members manage projects and classic projects, or you can allow organization owners to manage policies for projects and classic projects at the organization level.

Some policies apply to both Projects, the new projects experience, and projects (classic), the previous experience, while some apply only to projects (classic). For more information about each experience, see "About Projects" and "About projects (classic)."

Enforcing a policy for organization-wide projects

Across all organizations owned by your enterprise, you can enable or disable organization-wide project boards, or allow owners to administer the setting on the organization level.

  1. In the top-right corner of GitHub.com, click your profile photo, then click Your enterprises. "Your enterprises" in drop-down menu for profile photo on GitHub Enterprise Cloud

  2. In the list of enterprises, click the enterprise you want to view. Name of an enterprise in list of your enterprises

  3. In the enterprise sidebar, click Policies. Policies tab in the enterprise account sidebar

  4. In the left sidebar, click Projects. Projects tab in the enterprise account settings sidebar

  5. Under "Organization projects", review the information about changing the setting. Optionally, to view the current configuration for all organizations in the enterprise account before you change the setting, click View your organizations' current configurations. Link to view the current policy configuration for organizations in the business

  6. Under "Organization projects", use the drop-down menu and choose a policy. Drop-down menu with organization project board policy options

Enforcing a policy for visibility changes to projects

Across all organizations owned by your enterprise, you can enable or disable the ability for people with admin access to a project to change the visibility of the project, or you can allow owners to administer the setting on the organization level.

  1. In the top-right corner of GitHub.com, click your profile photo, then click Your enterprises. "Your enterprises" in drop-down menu for profile photo on GitHub Enterprise Cloud

  2. In the list of enterprises, click the enterprise you want to view. Name of an enterprise in list of your enterprises

  3. In the enterprise sidebar, click Policies. Policies tab in the enterprise account sidebar

  4. In the left sidebar, click Projects. Projects tab in the enterprise account settings sidebar

  5. Under "Project visibility change permission", review the information about changing the setting. Optionally, to view the current configuration for all organizations in the enterprise account before you change the setting, click View your organizations' current configurations. Link to view the current policy configuration for organizations in the business

  6. Select the dropdown menu, then click a policy.

    Screenshot of the dropdown menu for configuring the "Project visibility change permission" policy

Enforcing policies for projects (classic)

Some policies apply only to projects (classic).

Enforcing a policy for repository projects

Across all organizations owned by your enterprise, you can enable or disable repository-level projects, or allow owners to administer the setting at the organization level.

  1. In the top-right corner of GitHub.com, click your profile photo, then click Your enterprises. "Your enterprises" in drop-down menu for profile photo on GitHub Enterprise Cloud

  2. In the list of enterprises, click the enterprise you want to view. Name of an enterprise in list of your enterprises

  3. In the enterprise sidebar, click Policies. Policies tab in the enterprise account sidebar

  4. In the left sidebar, click Projects. Projects tab in the enterprise account settings sidebar

  5. Under "Repository projects", review the information about changing the setting. Optionally, to view the current configuration for all organizations in the enterprise account before you change the setting, click View your organizations' current configurations. Link to view the current policy configuration for organizations in the business

  6. Under "Repository projects", use the drop-down menu and choose a policy.

    Drop-down menu with repository project board policy options