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Best practices for organizations

Learn GitHub-recommended practices for your organization.

Assign multiple owners

If an organization only has one owner, the organization's projects can become inaccessible if the owner is unreachable. To ensure that no one will lose access to a project, we recommend that at least two people within each organization have the owner role. For more information, see "Maintaining ownership continuity for your organization."

Use teams

We recommend using teams to facilitate collaboration in your organization. For more information, see "About teams."

We recommend keeping teams visible whenever possible and reserving secret teams for sensitive situations. For more information, see "Changing team visibility."

Use the security overview

The security overview provides high-level summaries of the security status of an organization or enterprise and make it easy to identify problematic repositories that require intervention. You can also use the security overview to see which repositories have enabled specific security features and to configure any available security features that are not currently in use. For more information, see "About the security overview."