Assigning issues and pull requests to other GitHub users

Assignees clarify who is working on specific issues and pull requests.

Anyone with write access to a repository can assign issues and pull requests.

About issue and pull request assignees

You can assign up to 10 people to each issue or pull request, including yourself, anyone who has commented on the issue or pull request, anyone with write permissions to the repository, and organization members with read permissions to the repository. For more information, see "Access permissions on GitHub."

Assigning an individual issue or pull request

  1. On your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, navigate to the main page of the repository.
  2. Under your repository name, click Issues or Pull requests. Issues and pull requests tab selection
  3. Open the issue or pull request that you want to assign to someone.
  4. If no one is assigned to an issue or pull request, click assign yourself to assign yourself. The assign yourself item
  5. In the right side menu, click Assignees. The Assignees menu item
  6. To assign the issue or pull request to a user, start typing their username, then click their name when it appears. You can select and add up to ten assignees to an issue or pull request. Issues assignment drop-down

Assigning multiple issues or pull requests

  1. On your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, navigate to the main page of the repository.
  2. Under your repository name, click Issues or Pull requests. Issues and pull requests tab selection
  3. Select the checkbox next to the items you want to assign to someone. Issues metadata checkbox
  4. In the upper-right corner, click Assign.
  5. To assign the items to a user, start typing their username, then click their name when it appears. You can select and add up to ten assignees to an issue or pull request. Issues assignment drop-down

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