Assignees clarify who is working on specific issues and pull requests.

You can only create assignments for yourself, collaborators on personal projects, or members of your organization with read permissions on the repository.

  1. On GitHub Enterprise, navigate to the main page of the repository.

  2. In the repository's right sidebar, click Issues or Pull requests. Issues or Pull Requests tab selection

  3. Select the checkbox next to the items you want assigned to someone. Issues metadata checkbox

  4. In the upper-right corner, click Assignee.
  5. To assign the items to a user, start typing their username, then click their name when it appears. Issues assignment drop-down

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