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Adding an outside collaborator to a project (classic) in your organization

As an organization owner or classic project admin, you can add an outside collaborator and customize their permissions to a classic project.

Notes:

  • Projects, the all-new projects experience, is now available. For more information about Projects, see "About Projects" and for information about migrating your classic project, see "Migrating from Projects (classic)."
  • You can only create a new classic project board for an organization, user, or repository that already has at least one classic project board. If you're unable to create a classic project board, create a project board instead.

An outside collaborator is a person who isn't explicitly a member of your organization, but who has permissions to a classic project in your organization.

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub.com, click your profile photo, then click Your organizations. Your organizations in the profile menu

  2. Click the name of your organization. Organization name in list of organizations

  3. Under your organization name, click Projects.

    Projects tab for your organization

  4. Click Projects (classic)

  5. In the projects list, click the name of the classic project. Select project

  6. On the top-right side of the classic project, click Menu.

  7. Click , then click Settings. Settings option in drop-down menu from project board sidebar

  8. In the left sidebar, click Collaborators. Collaborators menu option in left sidebar

  9. Under "Search by username, full name or email address", type the outside collaborator's name, username, or GitHub email. The Collaborators section with the Octocat's username entered in the search field

  10. In the search results, click the correct username and click Add collaborator.

  11. Optionally, next to the new collaborator's name, use the drop-down menu and click the desired permission level: Read, Write, or Admin. Collaborator permissions drop-down menu with read, write, and admin options