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Managing an individual's access to an organization repository

You can manage a person's access to a repository owned by your organization.

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People with admin permissions can manage the access of organization members and outside collaborators to an organization repository.

Removing access to repositories

When you remove a collaborator from a repository in your organization, the collaborator loses read and write access to the repository. If the repository is private and the collaborator has forked the repository, then their fork is also deleted, but the collaborator will still retain any local clones of your repository.


  • If you remove a person’s access to a private repository, any of their forks of that private repository are deleted. Local clones of the private repository are retained. If a team's access to a private repository is revoked or a team with access to a private repository is deleted, and team members do not have access to the repository through another team, private forks of the repository will be deleted.

  • When LDAP Sync is enabled, if you remove a person from a repository, they will lose access but their forks will not be deleted. If the person is added to a team with access to the original organization repository within three months, their access to the forks will be automatically restored on the next sync.

  • You are responsible for ensuring that people who have lost access to a repository delete any confidential information or intellectual property.

  • Organization owners can disable the ability to fork a specific private repository or to fork any private repository in an organization. For more information, see "Allowing people to fork a private repository owned by your organization" and "Allowing people to fork private repositories in your organization."

Managing an individual's access to an organization repository

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub Enterprise, click your profile photo, then click Your profile.

    Profile photo

  2. On the left side of your profile page, under "Organizations", click the icon for your organization.

    organization icons

  3. Under your organization name, click People.

    The People tab

  4. Click either Members or Outside collaborators to manage people with different types of access.

    Button to invite members or outside collaborators to an organization

  5. To the right of the name of the person you'd like to manage, use the drop-down menu, and click Manage.

    The manage access link

  6. On the "Manage access" page, next to the repository, click Manage access.

    Manage access button for a repository

  7. Review the person's access to a given repository, such as whether they're a collaborator or have access to the repository via team membership.

    Repository access matrix for the user

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