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Inviting collaborators to a personal repository

You can invite users to become collaborators to your personal repository.

If you're using GitHub Free, you can add unlimited collaborators on public and private repositories.

Repositories owned by an organization can grant more granular access. For more information, see "Access permissions on GitHub."

Pending invitations will expire after 7 days, restoring any unclaimed licenses.

Note: GitHub limits the number of people who can be invited to a repository within a 24-hour period. If you exceed this limit, either wait 24 hours or create an organization to collaborate with more people.

  1. Ask for the username of the person you're inviting as a collaborator. If they don't have a username yet, they can sign up for GitHub For more information, see "Signing up for a new GitHub account".

  2. On GitHub, navigate to the main page of the repository.

  3. Under your repository name, click Settings.

    Repository settings button

  4. In the left sidebar, click Manage access.

    "Manage access" tab

  5. Click Invite a collaborator.

    "Invite a collaborator" button

  6. In the search field, start typing the name of person you want to invite, then click a name in the list of matches.

    Search field for typing the name of a person to invite to the repository

  7. Click Add NAME to REPOSITORY.

    Button to add collaborator

  8. The user will receive an email inviting them to the repository. Once they accept your invitation, they will have collaborator access to your repository.

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