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Maintaining ownership continuity for your organization

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

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

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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 "Permission levels for an organization."

Appointing an organization owner

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub, 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. 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

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