The permissions for packages are either repository-scoped or user/organization-scoped.
A repository-scoped package inherits the permissions and visibility of the repository that owns the package. You can find a package scoped to a repository by going to the main page of the repository and clicking the Packages link to the right of the page. For more information, see "Connecting a repository to a package."
The GitHub Packages registries below use repository-scoped permissions:
- Docker registry (
- npm registry
- RubyGems registry
- Apache Maven registry
- NuGet registry
Packages with granular permissions are scoped to a personal user or organization account. You can change the access control and visibility of the package separately from a repository that is connected (or linked) to a package.
Currently, only the Container registry offers granular permissions for your container image packages.
If you have admin permissions to a container image, you can set the access permissions for the container image to private or public. Public images allow anonymous access and can be pulled without authentication or signing in via the CLI.
As an admin, you can also grant access permissions for a container image that are separate from the permissions you've set at the organization and repository levels.
For container images published and owned by a personal account, you can give any person an access role. For container images published and owned by an organization, you can give any person or team in the organization an access role.
|Read||Can download package. |
Can read package metadata.
|Write||Can upload and download this package. |
Can read and write package metadata.
|Admin||Can upload, download, delete, and manage this package. |
Can read and write package metadata.
Can grant package permissions.
For more information, see "Configuring a package's access control and visibility."
To use or manage a package hosted by a package registry, you must use a token with the appropriate scope, and your personal account must have appropriate permissions.
- To download and install packages from a repository, your token must have the
read:packagesscope, and your user account must have read permission.
- To delete a package on GitHub Enterprise Cloud, your token must at least have the
reposcope is also required for repo-scoped packages. For more information, see "Deleting and restoring a package."
|Download and install packages from GitHub Packages||read|
|Upload and publish packages to GitHub Packages||write|
|Delete packages from GitHub Packages||admin|
|Upload and delete packages (along with ||write or admin|
When you create a GitHub Actions workflow, you can use the
GITHUB_TOKEN to publish and install packages in GitHub Packages without needing to store and manage a personal access token.
For more information, see:
- "Configuring a package’s access control and visibility"
- "Publishing and installing a package with GitHub Actions"
- "Creating a personal access token"
- "Available scopes"
To ensure your workflows will maintain access to your packages, ensure that you're using the right access token in your workflow and that you've enabled GitHub Actions access to your package.
For more conceptual background on GitHub Actions or examples of using packages in workflows, see "Managing GitHub Packages using GitHub Actions workflows."
- To publish packages associated with the workflow repository, use
- To install packages associated with other private repositories that
GITHUB_TOKENcan't access, use a personal access token
For more information about
GITHUB_TOKEN used in GitHub Actions workflows, see "Authentication in a workflow."
To ensure your workflows have access to your container image, you must enable GitHub Actions access to the repositories where your workflow is run. You can find this setting on your package's settings page. For more information, see "Ensuring workflow access to your package."