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Inviting users to join your organization

You can invite anyone to become a member of your organization using their username or email address for

Who can use this feature

Organization owners can invite users to join an organization.

About organization invitations

If your organization has a paid per-user subscription, an unused license must be available before you can invite a new member to join the organization or reinstate a former organization member. For more information, see "About per-user pricing."

If an invitee does not accept the invitation within seven days, the pending invitation expires automatically. After expiration, GitHub will no longer bill you for the pending invitation. If a SCIM request from your identity provider (IdP) generates the invitation, the invitation will not expire.

If your organization requires members to use two-factor authentication, users that you invite must enable two-factor authentication before accepting the invitation. For more information, see "Requiring two-factor authentication in your organization" and "Securing your account with two-factor authentication (2FA)."

You can implement SCIM to add, manage, and remove organization members' access to through an identity provider (IdP). For more information, see "About SCIM for organizations."

Inviting a user to join your organization

  1. In the top right corner of, 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 People.

    The People tab

  4. On the People tab, click Invite member. Invite member button

  5. Type the username, full name, or email address of the person you want to invite and click Invite. Invite member form

  6. If the person you're inviting was an organization member within the last three months, choose whether to restore their privileges or start fresh, then click Invite and reinstate or Invite and start fresh. Choose whether to restore privileges

  7. If the person you're inviting has never been a member of the organization or if you cleared their privileges, choose an organization role for the user. Options to make the user a member or owner

  8. Optionally, add the user to teams in the organization. List of the organization's teams

  9. Click Send invitation.

  10. The invited person will receive an email inviting them to the organization. They will need to accept the invitation before becoming a member of the organization. You can edit or cancel an invitation any time before the user accepts.

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