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Managing organization settings

Organization owners can change several settings, including the names of repositories that belong to the organization and Owners team membership. In addition, organization owners can delete the organization and all of its repositories.

Verifying or approving a domain for your organization

You can verify your ownership of domains with GitHub to confirm your organization's identity. You can also approve domains that GitHub can send email notifications to for members of your organization.

Renaming an organization

If your project or company has changed names, you can update the name of your organization to match.

Transferring organization ownership

To make someone else the owner of an organization account, you must add a new owner and then remove yourself from the account.

Restricting repository creation in your organization

To protect your organization's data, you can configure permissions for creating repositories in your organization.

Setting permissions for deleting or transferring repositories

You can allow organization members with admin permissions to a repository to delete or transfer the repository, or limit the ability to delete or transfer repositories to organization owners only.

Restricting repository visibility changes in your organization

To protect your organization's data, you can configure permissions for changing repository visibility in your organization.

Managing the forking policy for your organization

You can allow or prevent the forking of any private and internal repositories owned by your organization.

Disabling or limiting GitHub Actions for your organization

You can enable, disable, and limit GitHub Actions for an organization.

Configuring the retention period for GitHub Actions artifacts and logs in your organization

You can configure the retention period for GitHub Actions artifacts and logs in your organization.

Setting permissions for adding outside collaborators

To protect your organization's data and the number of paid licenses used in your organization, you can configure who can add outside collaborators to organization repositories.

Allowing people to delete issues in your organization

Organization owners can allow certain people to delete issues in repositories owned by your organization.

Enabling or disabling GitHub Discussions for an organization

You can use GitHub Discussions in an organization as a place for your organization to have conversations that aren't specific to a single repository within your organization.

Managing discussion creation for repositories in your organization

You can choose the permission levels that members require to create discussions in repositories owned by your organization.

Managing the commit signoff policy for your organization

You can require users to automatically sign off all commits they make in GitHub Enterprise Server's web interface to repositories owned by your organization.

Setting team creation permissions in your organization

You can allow all organization members to create teams or limit team creation to organization owners.

Creating an announcement banner for your organization

Organization owners can create announcement banners for the organization.

Managing the default branch name for repositories in your organization

You can set the default branch name for repositories that members create in your organization on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.

Managing default labels for repositories in your organization

You can customize the labels that are included in every new repository in your organization.

Managing the display of member names in your organization

You can allow members of your organization to see a comment author's profile name in private repositories in the organization.

Managing the publication of GitHub Pages sites for your organization

You can control whether organization members can publish GitHub Pages sites from repositories in the organization.

Deleting an organization account

You can delete your organization account on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance at any time.

Converting an organization into a user

It's not possible to convert an organization into a personal account, but you can create a new personal account and transfer the organization's repositories to it.

Integrating Jira with your organization project (classic)

You can integrate Jira Cloud with your organization account to scan commits and pull requests, creating relevant metadata and hyperlinks in any mentioned Jira issues.

Disabling projects in your organization

Organization owners can turn off organization-wide projects, organization-wide projects (classic), and repository-level projects (classic) in an organization.

Managing base permissions for projects

Organization owners can configure a base permission for projects created in their organization.

Allowing project visibility changes in your organization

Organization owners can allow members with admin permissions to adjust the visibility of projects and projects (classic) in their organization.