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Converting an organization member to an outside collaborator

If a current member of your organization only needs access to certain repositories, such as consultants or temporary employees, you can convert them to an outside collaborator.

Who can use this feature

Organization owners can convert an organization member to an outside collaborator.

About conversion of organization members to outside collaborators

You can convert a member of an organization to an outside collaborator. For more information about outside collaborators, see "Adding outside collaborators to repositories in your organization."

If the organization is owned by an enterprise, converting an organization member to an outside collaborator may be restricted. For more information, see "Enforcing repository management policies in your enterprise" in the GitHub Enterprise Cloud documentation.

L’ajout d’un collaborateur externe à un référentiel privé utilise l’une de vos licences payantes. Pour plus d’informations, consultez « À propos des tarifs par utilisateur ». Lorsque vous ajoutez un collaborateur externe à un dépôt, vous devez également l’ajouter à toute duplication du dépôt à laquelle vous souhaitez qu’il ait accès.

After converting an organization member to an outside collaborator, they'll only have access to the repositories that their current team membership allows. The person will no longer be an explicit member of the organization, and will no longer be able to:

  • Create teams
  • See all organization members and teams
  • @mention any visible team
  • Be a team maintainer

For more information, see "Roles in an organization."

We recommend reviewing the organization member's access to repositories to ensure their access is as you expect. For more information, see "Managing an individual's access to an organization repository."

When you convert an organization member to an outside collaborator, their privileges as organization members are saved for three months so that you can restore their membership privileges if you invite them to rejoin your organization within that time frame. For more information, see "Reinstating a former member of your organization."

Converting an organization member to an outside collaborator

Note: You may not be able to convert an organization member to an outside collaborator, if an organization owner has restricted your ability to add outside collaborators.

  1. Dans l’angle supérieur droit de GitHub.com, cliquez sur votre photo de profil, puis sur Vos organisations. Vos organisations dans le menu Profil
  2. Cliquez sur le nom de votre organisation. Nom de l’organisation dans la liste des organisations
  3. Sous le nom de votre organisation, cliquez sur Personnes. Onglet Personnes
  4. Select the person or people you'd like to convert to outside collaborators. List of members with two members selected
  5. Above the list of members, use the drop-down menu and click Convert to outside collaborator. Drop-down menu with option to convert members to outside collaborators
  6. Read the information about converting members to outside collaborators, then click Convert to outside collaborator. Information on outside collaborators permissions and Convert to outside collaborators button

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