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Maintaining ownership continuity for your organization

Organizations can have more than one organization owner to avoid lapses in ownership.

Who can use this feature

Organization owners can promote any member of an organization to an organization owner.

About maintaining ownership continuity for your organization

Projects maintained and managed by one sole organization owner can easily become inaccessible if the organization owner is unreachable. We recommend an organization have at least two people with owner permissions to ensure no one will lose access to a project.

Organization owners have full administrative access to the organization. For more information, see "Roles in an organization."

Note: As an organization owner, you can change the role of other organization members and owners. You can't change your own role.

If your organization is owned by an enterprise account, any enterprise owner can make themself an owner of your organization. For more information, see "Managing your role in an organization owned by your enterprise."

Appointing an organization owner

  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. Click the name of your organization. Organization name in list of organizations

  3. Under your organization name, click People.

    The People tab

  4. Select the person or people you'd like to promote to owner. List of members with two members selected

  5. Above the list of members, use the drop-down menu and click Change role. Drop-down menu with option to remove members

  6. Select a new role for the person or people, then click Change role. Radio buttons with owner and member roles and Change role button