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Viewing packages

You can see details about packages published to a repository, and narrow results by organization or user.

Who can use this feature

You must have at least read permissions to view a package.

About package views

Your ability to view a package depends on several factors. By default, you can view all packages you have published.

Repository-scoped packages inherit their permissions and visibility from the repository that owns the package. Some registries only support repository-scoped packages. For a list of these registries, see "About permissions for GitHub Packages."

Other registries offer you the option of granular permissions and visibility settings that can be customized for each package owned by a personal user or organization account. You can choose to use granular permissions or connect the package to a repository and inherit the repository's permissions. For more information, see "Connecting a repository to a package" and "Configuring a package's access control and visibility."

On the package page, GitHub provides metadata for each version, such as the publication date. You can see details about the package, including a description and installation and usage instructions. You can download any assets associated with the package and see information about download activity. For an example package page, see @Codertocat/hello-world-npm.

Viewing a repository's packages

You can find and view a package located in a particular repository.

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

  2. To the right of the list of files, click Packages.

    Packages link on repo overview page

  3. Click the name of the package that you want to view. Package name

Viewing an organization's packages

You can find and view a package located in the repositories of an organization you belong to.

  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 Packages.
  4. Click the name of the package that you want to view. Package name

Viewing your packages

You can find and view any package you've published across all organizations and repositories.

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub Enterprise Server, click your profile photo, then click Your profile. Profile photo
  2. On the top of the profile page, in the main navigation, click Packages. Project tab
  3. Click the name of the package that you want to view. Package name

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