Types of GitHub accounts

Your user account is your identity on GitHub. Your user account can be a member of any number of organizations. Organizations can belong to enterprise accounts.

For a full list of features for each GitHub product, see "GitHub's products."

Personal user accounts

Every person who uses GitHub has their own user account, which includes:

  • Unlimited public and private repositories with GitHub Free
  • Unlimited collaborators with GitHub Free
  • Additional features for private repositories with GitHub Pro
  • Ability to invite repository collaborators

Tips:

  • You can use one account for multiple purposes, such as for personal use and business use. We do not recommend creating more than one account. For more information, see "Merging multiple user accounts."
  • User accounts are intended for humans, but you can give one to a robot, such as a continuous integration bot, if necessary.

Organization accounts

Organizations are shared accounts where groups of people can collaborate across many projects at once. Owners and administrators can manage member access to the organization's data and projects with sophisticated security and administrative features.

Las organizaciones incluyen:

Enterprise accounts

With enterprise accounts, you can centrally manage policy and billing for multiple GitHub.com organizations. Las cuentas empresariales se encuentran disponibles con GitHub Enterprise Cloud y Servidor de GitHub Enterprise. Para obtener más información, consulta la sección "Acerca de las cuentas empresariales".

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