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Viewing packages

You can see details about packages published to a repository, and narrow results by organization or user.

Who can use this feature

You must have at least read permissions to view a package.

GitHub Packages is available with GitHub Free, GitHub Pro, GitHub Free for organizations, GitHub Team, GitHub Enterprise Cloud, GitHub Enterprise Server 3.0 or higher, and GitHub AE.


GitHub Packages is not available for private repositories owned by accounts using legacy per-repository plans. Also, accounts using legacy per-repository plans cannot access registries that support granular permissions, because these accounts are billed by repository. For the list of registries that support granular permissions, see "About permissions for GitHub Packages." For more information, see "GitHub’s plans."

About package views

Your ability to view a package depends on several factors. By default, you can view all packages you have published.

Repository-scoped packages inherit their permissions and visibility from the repository in which the package is published. Some registries only support repository-scoped packages. For a list of these registries, see "About permissions for GitHub Packages."

Other registries offer you the option of granular permissions and visibility settings that can be customized for each package scoped to a personal account or organization. You can choose to use granular permissions or connect the package to a repository and inherit the repository's permissions. For more information, see "Connecting a repository to a package" and "Configuring a package's access control and visibility."

On the package page, GitHub provides metadata for each version, such as the publication date. You can see details about the package, including a description and installation and usage instructions. You can download any assets associated with the package and see information about download activity. For an example package page, see @Codertocat/hello-world-npm.

Viewing a repository's packages

You can find and view a package located in a particular repository.

  1. On GitHub.com, navigate to the main page of the repository.

  2. In the right sidebar of your repository, click Packages.

    Screenshot of the sidebar of a repository page. The "Packages" section is outlined in orange.

  3. Search for and then click the name of the package that you want to view.

Viewing an organization's packages

You can find and view a package located in the repositories of an organization you belong to.

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub.com, click your profile photo, then click Your organizations.

    Screenshot of the dropdown menu under @octocat's profile picture. "Your organizations" is outlined in dark orange.

  2. Click the name of your organization.

  3. Under your organization name, click Packages.

  4. Search for and then click the name of the package that you want to view.

Viewing your packages

You can find and view any package you've published across all organizations and repositories.

  1. On GitHub, navigate to the main page of your personal account.

  2. In the top right corner of GitHub.com, click your profile photo, then click Your profile.

    Screenshot of the dropdown menu under @octocat's profile picture. "Your profile" is outlined in dark orange.

  3. On your profile page, in the header, click the Packages tab.

  4. Search for and then click the name of the package that you want to view.

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