Adding organizations to your enterprise

You can create new organizations or invite existing organizations to manage within your enterprise.

Enterprise accounts are available with GitHub Enterprise Cloud and GitHub Enterprise Server. For more information, see "About enterprise accounts."

About organizations

Your enterprise account can own organizations. Members of your enterprise can collaborate across related projects within an organization. For more information, see "About organizations."

Enterprise owners can create new organizations within an enterprise account's settings or invite existing organizations to join an enterprise. To add an organization to your enterprise, you must create the organization from within the enterprise account settings.

You can only add organizations this way to an existing enterprise account. If you currently use GitHub Enterprise Cloud with a single organization, we encourage you to create an enterprise account. For more information, see "Creating an enterprise account."

Creating an organization in your enterprise account

New organizations you create within your enterprise account settings are included in your enterprise account's GitHub Enterprise Cloud subscription.

Enterprise owners who create an organization owned by the enterprise account automatically become organization owners. For more information about organization owners, see "Roles in an organization."

  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. On the Organizations tab, above the list of organizations, click New organization. New organization button

  4. Under "Organization name", type a name for your organization. Field to type a new organization name

  5. Click Create organization.

  6. Under "Invite owners", type the username of a person you'd like to invite to become an organization owner, then click Invite. Organization owner search field and Invite button

  7. Click Finish.

Inviting an organization to join your enterprise account

Enterprise owners can invite existing organizations to join their enterprise account. If the organization you want to invite is already owned by another enterprise, you will not be able to issue an invitation until the previous enterprise gives up ownership of the organization.

  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. On the Organizations tab, above the list of organizations, click Invite organization. Invite organization

  4. Under "Organization name", start typing the name of the organization you want to invite and select it when it appears in the drop-down list. Search for organization

  5. Click Invite organization.

  6. The organization owners will receive an email inviting them to join the organization. At least one owner needs to accept the invitation before the process can continue. You can cancel or resend the invitation at any time before an owner approves it. Cancel or resend

  7. Once an organization owner has approved the invitation, you can view its status in the list of pending invitations. Pending invitation

  8. Click Approve to complete the transfer, or Cancel to cancel it. Approve invitation

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