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Removing an outside collaborator from an organization repository

Owners and repository admins can remove an outside collaborator's access to a repository.

While forks of private repositories are deleted when a collaborator is removed, the person will still retain any local clones of your repository.

Removing outside collaborators from all repositories in an organization

  1. In the upper-right corner of GitHub, select your profile photo, then click Your organizations.

  2. Click the name of your organization.

  3. Under your organization name, click People.

    Screenshot of the horizontal navigation bar for an organization. A tab, labeled with a person icon and "People," is outlined in dark orange.

  4. In the "Organization permissions" sidebar, click Outside collaborators.

  5. Select the outside collaborator or outside collaborators you'd like to remove from the organization.

    Screenshot of the first two users in the list of outside collaborators. To the left of each user, a checkbox is checked and outlined in dark orange.

  6. Above the list of outside collaborators, select the X collaborators selected... dropdown menu, and click Remove from all repositories.

    Screenshot of the list of outside collaborators. Above the list, a dropdown menu, labeled "2 collaborators selected..." is outlined in dark orange.

  7. Review the outside collaborator or outside collaborators who will be removed from the organization, then click Remove outside collaborators.

Removing an outside collaborator from a particular repository in an organization

If you only want to remove an outside collaborator from certain repositories in your organization, you can remove this person's access to one specific repository at a time.

  1. In the upper-right corner of GitHub, select your profile photo, then click Your organizations.

  2. Click the name of your organization.

  3. Under your organization name, click People.

    Screenshot of the horizontal navigation bar for an organization. A tab, labeled with a person icon and "People," is outlined in dark orange.

  4. In the "Organization permissions" sidebar, click Outside collaborators.

  5. To the right of the username of the person you want to remove, select the dropdown menu, and click Manage.

    Screenshot of the outside collaborator list for an organization. To the right of a collaborator, a kebab icon is outlined in dark orange.

  6. To the right of the repository that you want to remove the outside collaborator from, click Manage access.

  7. To completely remove the outside collaborator's access to the repository, in the upper right corner, click Remove access to this repository.

  8. To confirm, click Remove access.

You can also remove an outside collaborator from a repository in the access overview in your repository settings. For more information, see "Managing teams and people with access to your repository."