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Preventing users from deleting organization repositories

You can prevent members from deleting or transferring repositories in organizations on your GitHub Enterprise Server appliance.

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click .

    Rocketship icon for accessing site admin settings

  2. In the left sidebar, click Business.

    Business tab in the Site admin settings

  3. Under your business account's name, click Settings.

    Settings tab on the business account profile page

  4. In the Business settings sidebar, click Member privileges.

    Member privileges tab in the business account settings sidebar

  5. Under "Repository deletion and transfer", review the information about changing the setting. Optionally, to view the setting's current configuration for all organizations in the business before enforcing the setting, click View the current configuration on your organizations.

    Link to view the current policy configuration for organizations in the business

  6. Under "Repository deletion and transfer", use the drop-down menu and choose a policy.

    Drop-down menu with repository deletion policy options

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