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.
Unless you are on a free plan, adding an outside collaborator to a private repository will use one of your paid licenses. For more information, see "About per-user pricing." When you add an outside collaborator to a repository, you'll also need to add them to any forks of the repository you'd like them to access. If you are adding an outside collaborator to a private or internal fork of a repository, the collaborator must be a collaborator on the upstream repository.
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.
In the top right corner of GitHub.com, click your profile photo, then click Your organizations.
Click the name of your organization.
Under your organization name, click People.
Select the person or people you'd like to convert to outside collaborators.
Above the list of members, select the X members selected... dropdown menu and click Convert to outside collaborator.
Read the information about converting members to outside collaborators, then click Convert to outside collaborator.