Skip to main content

Managing your role in an organization owned by your enterprise

You can manage your membership in any organization owned by your enterprise and change your role within the organization.

Who can use this feature

Enterprise owners can manage their role in an organization owned by the enterprise.

About role management

You can choose to join an organization owned by your enterprise as a member or as an organization owner, change your role within the organization, or leave the organization.

Warning: If an organization uses SCIM to provision users, joining the organization this way could have unintended consequences. For more information, see "About SCIM for organizations."

For information about managing other people's roles in an organization, see "Managing membership in your organization" and "Managing people's access to your organization with roles."

Managing your role with the enterprise settings

You can join an organization owned by your enterprise and manage your role within the organization, directly from the settings for your enterprise account.

If an organization enforces SAML single sign-on (SSO), you cannot use the enterprise settings to join the organization. Instead, you must join the organization using that organization's identity provider (IdP). Then, you can manage your role in your enterprise settings. For more information, see "Joining an organization that enforces SAML SSO."

  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, to the right of the organization you want to manage your role in, select the dropdown menu and click the action you want to take.

    Screenshot of the dropdown menu for the gear icon for an organization

Joining an organization that enforces SAML SSO

If an organization enforces SAML SSO, you cannot use the enterprise settings to join the organization. Instead, you must join the organization using that organization's identity provider (IdP).

  1. You must be assigned access in your IdP to the application for GitHub Enterprise Cloud that is used by the organization. If you're unable to configure your IdP yourself, contact your IdP administrator.

  2. Authenticate to the organization using SAML SSO.

    • If the organization uses SCIM, accept the organization invitation that will be generated by the SCIM integration.

    • If the organization does not use SCIM, visit the following URL, replacing ORGANIZATION with the name of the organization, then follow the prompts to authenticate.

      https://github.com/orgs/ORGANIZATION/sso

After you've joined the organization, you can use the enterprise settings to manage your role in the organization, such as becoming an organization owner. For more information, see "Managing your role with the enterprise settings."