Setting base permissions for an organization

You can set base permissions for the repositories that an organization owns.

Organization owners can set base permissions for an organization.

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About base permissions for an organization

You can set base permissions that apply to all members of an organization when accessing any of the organization's repositories. Base permissions do not apply to outside collaborators.

By default, members of an organization will have Read permissions to the organization's repositories.

If someone with admin permissions to an organization's repository grants a member a higher level of permission for the repository, the higher level of permission overrides the base permission.

Setting base permissions

  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 Settings.
    Organization settings button
  4. In the left sidebar, click Member privileges.
    Member privileges option in org settings
  5. Under "Base permissions", use the drop-down to select new base permissions.
    Selecting new permission level from base permissions drop-down
  6. Review the changes. To confirm, click Change default permission to PERMISSION.
    Reviewing and confirming change of base permissions

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