Permissions for repository-scoped packages
A repository-scoped package inherits the permissions and visibility of the repository that owns the package. You can find a package scoped to a repository by going to the main page of the repository and clicking the Packages link to the right of the page.
The GitHub Packages registries below only use repository-scoped permissions:
- Docker registry (
- npm registry
- RubyGems registry
- Apache Maven registry
- NuGet registry
About scopes and permissions for package registries
To use or manage a package hosted by a package registry, you must use a token with the appropriate scope, and your personal account must have appropriate permissions.
- To download and install packages from a repository, your token must have the
read:packagesscope, and your user account must have read permission.
- To delete a package on GitHub Enterprise Server, your token must at least have the
reposcope is also required for repo-scoped packages. For more information, see "Deleting and restoring a package."
|Download and install packages from GitHub Packages||read|
|Upload and publish packages to GitHub Packages||write|
|Delete packages from GitHub Packages||admin|
|Upload and delete packages (along with ||write or admin|
When you create a GitHub Actions workflow, you can use the
GITHUB_TOKEN to publish and install packages in GitHub Packages without needing to store and manage a personal access token.
For more information, see:
- "Publishing and installing a package with GitHub Actions"
- "Creating a personal access token"
- "Available scopes"
Maintaining access to packages in GitHub Actions workflows
To ensure your workflows will maintain access to your packages, ensure that you're using the right access token in your workflow and that you've enabled GitHub Actions access to your package.
For more conceptual background on GitHub Actions or examples of using packages in workflows, see "Managing GitHub Packages using GitHub Actions workflows."
- To publish packages associated with the workflow repository, use
- To install packages associated with other private repositories that
GITHUB_TOKENcan't access, use a personal access token
For more information about
GITHUB_TOKEN used in GitHub Actions workflows, see "Authentication in a workflow."