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Maintaining ownership continuity of your personal account's repositories

You can invite someone to manage your user owned repositories if you are not able to.

About successors

We recommend inviting another GitHub user to be your successor, to manage your user owned repositories if you cannot. As a successor, they will have permission to:

  • Archive your public repositories.
  • Transfer your public repositories to their own user owned account.
  • Transfer your public repositories to an organization where they can create repositories.

Successors cannot log into your account.

An appointed successor can manage your public repositories after presenting a death certificate then waiting for 7 days or presenting an obituary then waiting for 21 days. For more information, see "GitHub Deceased User Policy."

To request access to manage repositories as a successor, contact GitHub Support.

Inviting a successor

The person you invite to be your successor must have a GitHub account.

  1. 任意のページの右上で、プロフィール画像をクリックし、続いてSettings(設定)をクリックしてください。

    ユーザバーの [Settings(設定)] アイコン

  2. 左サイドバーで [ Account] をクリックします。

  3. Under "Successor settings", to invite a successor, begin typing a username, full name, or email address, then click their name when it appears. Successor invitation search field

  4. Click Add successor.

  5. GitHub パスワードの確認を促された場合は、確認します。 sudo モードダイアログ

  6. The user you've invited will be listed as "Pending" until they agree to become your successor. Pending successor invitation