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Managing Copilot policies as an individual subscriber

Find out how to change your personal settings on to configure GitHub Copilot's behavior.

Who can use this feature?

GitHub Copilot Individual

About GitHub Copilot settings on

In addition to the configuration for the GitHub Copilot plugin in your supported IDE, you can configure settings for GitHub Copilot on The settings apply wherever you use GitHub Copilot.

Enabling or disabling suggestions matching public code


If you are a member of an organization on GitHub Enterprise Cloud who has been assigned a GitHub Copilot seat through your organization, you will not be able to configure suggestions matching public code in your personal account settings. Your setting for suggestions matching public code will be inherited from your organization or enterprise.

Your personal settings for GitHub Copilot include an option to either allow or block code completion suggestions that match publicly available code. If you choose to block suggestions matching public code, GitHub Copilot checks code completion suggestions with their surrounding code of about 150 characters against public code on GitHub. If there is a match, or a near match, the suggestion is not shown to you.

If you choose to allow suggestions matching public code, and you accept a suggestion for which one or more matches were found, you can click through from an entry in the GitHub Copilot log to view a list of references on GitHub. For more information, see "Finding public code that matches GitHub Copilot suggestions."

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page on GitHub, click your profile photo, then click Settings.
  2. In the left sidebar, click Copilot.
  3. Under Suggestions matching public code, select the dropdown menu, then click Allow to allow suggestions matching public code, or Block to block suggestions matching public code.
  4. To confirm your new settings, click Save.