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Adding people to your organization

You can make anyone a member of your organization using their GitHub Enterprise Server username or email address.

Who can use this feature

Organization owners can add people to an organization.

If your organization requires members to use two-factor authentication, users must enable two-factor authentication before you can add them to the organization.

  1. In the upper-right corner of GitHub Enterprise Server, select your profile photo, then click Your organizations.

    Screenshot of the dropdown menu under @octocat's profile picture. "Your organizations" is outlined in dark orange.

  2. Click the name of your organization.

  3. Under your organization name, click People.

    Screenshot of the horizontal navigation bar for an organization. A tab, labeled with a person icon and "People," is outlined in dark orange.

  4. Click Add member.

  5. In the search field, type the username, full name, or email address of the person you want to invite and click Add.

  6. If the person you're adding was an organization member within the last three months, select whether to restore their privileges or start fresh, then click Add and reinstate or Add and start fresh.

  7. If the person you're inviting has never been a member of the organization or if you cleared their privileges, under "Role in the organization," select an organization role for the user.

  8. If your organization belongs to an enterprise account with more than one license, under "License," choose a license for the user.

  9. Optionally, to add the user to a team in the organization, select the team.

  10. Click Add member.

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