Your user account is your identity on your GitHub Enterprise instance. Your user account can be a member of any number of organizations, regardless of whether the account is on a free or paid plan.

Personal user accounts

Every person who uses your GitHub Enterprise instance has their own user account. These accounts include:

Tip: User accounts are intended for humans, but you can give one to a robot, such as a continuous integration bot, if necessary.


Organizations are great for businesses and large open-source projects that need multiple owners and admins. They include:

Further reading