By default, new organizations are configured to disallow the forking of private and internal repositories.
If you allow forking of private and internal repositories at the organization level, you can also configure the ability to fork a specific private or internal repository. For more information, see "Managing the forking policy for your repository."
- In the top right corner of GitHub, click your profile photo, then click Your organizations.
- Click Settings next to the organization.
- In the left sidebar, click Member privileges.
- Under "Repository forking", select Allow forking of private repositories or Allow forking of private and internal repositories.
- Click Save.