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Managing organizations in your enterprise

You can use organizations to group users within your company, such as divisions or groups working on similar projects, and manage access to repositories.

  • Configuring visibility for organization membership

    You can set visibility for new organization members across your enterprise to public or private. You can also prevent members from changing their visibility from the default.

  • Preventing users from creating organizations

    You can prevent users from creating organizations in your enterprise.

  • Requiring two-factor authentication for an organization

    You can require organization members and outside collaborators to enable two-factor authentication for their personal accounts in an organization, making it harder for malicious actors to access an organization's repositories and settings.

  • Creating teams

    Teams give organizations the ability to create groups of members and control access to repositories. Team members can be granted read, write, or admin permissions to specific repositories.

  • Adding people to teams

    Once a team has been created, organization admins can add users from your GitHub Enterprise Server instance to the team and determine which repositories they have access to.

  • Removing users from teams and organizations

    If a member of your organization no longer requires access to certain repositories, you can remove them from the team that allows that access. If a member of your organization no longer requires access to any repositories owned by the organization, you can remove them from the organization.

  • Restoring a deleted organization

    You can partially restore an organization that was previously deleted on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.

  • Managing projects using Jira

    You can integrate Jira with GitHub Enterprise Server for project management.

  • Continuous integration using Jenkins

    You can automatically trigger build jobs on a Jenkins server when pushes are made to a repository in your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.