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Managing the forking policy for your organization

You can allow or prevent the forking of any private repositories owned by your organization.

Who can use this feature

Organization owners can manage the forking policy for an organization.

By default, new organizations are configured to disallow the forking of private repositories.

If you allow forking of private repositories at the organization level, you can also configure the ability to fork a specific private repository. For more information, see "Managing the forking policy for your repository."

  1. In the top right corner of, click your profile photo, then click Your organizations. Your organizations in the profile menu
  2. Next to the organization, click Settings. The settings button
  3. Under "Access", click Member privileges. Screenshot of the member privileges tab
  4. Under "Repository forking", select Allow forking of private repositories. Checkbox to allow or disallow forking in the organization
  5. Click Save.

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