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Setting permissions for adding outside collaborators

To protect your organization's data and the number of paid licenses used in your organization, you can allow only owners to invite outside collaborators to organization repositories.

Restricting the ability to add outside collaborators to owners is available with GitHub Enterprise Cloud. For more information, see "GitHub's products."

Organization owners, and members with admin privileges for a repository, can invite outside collaborators to work on the repository. You can also restrict outside collaborator invite permissions to only organization owners.

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub Enterprise Server, click your profile photo, then click Your organizations. Your organizations in the profile menu
  2. Next to the organization, click Settings. The settings button
  3. In the left sidebar, click Member privileges. Member privileges option in org settings
  4. Under "Repository invitations", select Allow members to invite outside collaborators to repositories for this organization. Checkbox to allow members to invite outside collaborators to organization repositories
  5. Click Save.

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