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Managing an individual’s access to an organization project (classic)

As an organization owner or classic project admin, you can manage an individual member's access to a classic project owned by your organization.

Notes:

  • Projects, the all-new projects experience, is now available. For more information about Projects, see "About Projects" and for information about migrating your classic project, see "Migrating from Projects (classic)."
  • You can only create a new classic project board for an organization, user, or repository that already has at least one classic project board. If you're unable to create a classic project board, create a project board instead.

Note: If a person has multiple avenues of access to an organization classic project (individually, through a team, or as an organization member), the highest classic project permission level overrides lower permission levels. For more information, see "Project (classic) permissions for an organization."

Giving an organization member access to a classic project

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub.com, click your profile photo, then click Your organizations. Your organizations in the profile menu
  2. Click the name of your organization. Organization name in list of organizations
  3. Under your organization name, click Projects. Projects tab for your organization
  4. Click Projects (classic)
  5. In the projects list, click the name of the classic project. Select project
  6. On the top-right side of the classic project, click Menu.
  7. Click , then click Settings. Settings option in drop-down menu from project board sidebar
  8. In the left sidebar, click Collaborators. Collaborators menu option in left sidebar
  9. Under "Search by username, full name or email address", type the collaborator's name, username, or GitHub email. The Collaborators section with the Octocat's username entered in the search field
  10. In the search results, click the correct username and click Add collaborator.
  11. Optionally, next to the new collaborator's name, use the drop-down menu and click the desired permission level: Read, Write, or Admin. Collaborator permissions drop-down menu with read, write, and admin options

Changing an organization member's access to a classic project

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub.com, click your profile photo, then click Your organizations. Your organizations in the profile menu
  2. Click the name of your organization. Organization name in list of organizations
  3. Under your organization name, click Projects. Projects tab for your organization
  4. Click Projects (classic)
  5. In the projects list, click the name of the classic project. Select project
  6. On the top-right side of the classic project, click Menu.
  7. Click , then click Settings. Settings option in drop-down menu from project board sidebar
  8. In the left sidebar, click Collaborators. Collaborators menu option in left sidebar
  9. Optionally, next to the new collaborator's name, use the drop-down menu and click the desired permission level: Read, Write, or Admin. Collaborator permissions drop-down menu with read, write, and admin options

Removing an organization member's access to a classic project

When you remove a collaborator from a classic project, they may still retain access to the board based on the permissions they have for other roles. To completely remove access to a classic project, you must remove access for each role the person has. For instance, a person may have access to the classic project as an organization member or team member. For more information, see "Project (classic) permissions for an organization."

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub.com, click your profile photo, then click Your organizations. Your organizations in the profile menu
  2. Click the name of your organization. Organization name in list of organizations
  3. Under your organization name, click Projects. Projects tab for your organization
  4. Click Projects (classic)
  5. In the projects list, click the name of the classic project. Select project
  6. On the top-right side of the classic project, click Menu.
  7. Click , then click Settings. Settings option in drop-down menu from project board sidebar
  8. In the left sidebar, click Collaborators. Collaborators menu option in left sidebar
  9. Next to the collaborator you want to remove, click X. "X" removal icon next to collaborator's username

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