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Restricting repository creation in your organization

To protect your organization's data, you can configure permissions for creating repositories in your organization.

You can choose whether members can create repositories in your organization. If you allow members to create repositories, you can choose whether members can create both public and private repositories or public repositories only. Organization owners can always create any type of repository.

Organizations using GitHub Enterprise Cloud can also restrict members to creating private repositories only. For more information, see the GitHub Enterprise Cloud documentation.

Warning: This setting only restricts the visibility options available when repositories are created and does not restrict the ability to change repository visibility at a later time. For more information about restricting changes to existing repositories' visibilities, see "Restricting repository visibility changes 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. Next to the organization, click Settings. The settings button

  3. In the "Access" section of the sidebar, click Member privileges.

  4. Under "Repository creation", select one or more options. Repository creation options

    Note: To restrict members to creating private repositories only, your organization must use GitHub Enterprise Cloud. For more information about how you can try GitHub Enterprise Cloud for free, see "Setting up a trial of GitHub Enterprise Cloud."

  5. Click Save.