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Closing an issue

You can close an issue when bugs are fixed, feedback is acted on, or to show that work is not planned.

Who can use this feature?

Anyone can close an issue they opened.

Repository owners, collaborators on repositories owned by a personal account, and people with triage permissions or greater on repositories owned by an organization can close issues opened by others.

Note: You can also close issues automatically with keywords in pull requests and commit messages. For more information, see "Linking a pull request to an issue."

  1. On your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, navigate to the main page of the repository.

  2. Under your repository name, click Issues.

    Screenshot of the main page of a repository. In the horizontal navigation bar, a tab, labeled "Issues," is outlined in dark orange.

  3. In the list of issues, click the issue you'd like to close.

  4. Optionally, to change your reason for closing the issue, next to "Close issue," select , then click a reason.

    Screenshot of the buttons at the bottom of an issue. A button, labeled with a downward triangle icon indicating a dropdown menu, is outlined in dark orange.

  5. Click Close issue.