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Managing the default branch name for repositories in your organization

You can set the default branch name for repositories that members create in your organization on GitHub.com.

Who can use this feature

Organization owners can manage the default branch name for new repositories in the organization.

About management of the default branch name

When a member of your organization creates a new repository in your organization, the repository contains one branch, which is the default branch. You can change the name that GitHub Enterprise Cloud uses for the default branch in new repositories that members of your organization create. For more information about the default branch, see "About branches."

É possível alterar o branch-padrão para um repositório existente. Para obter mais informações, confira "Como alterar o branch padrão".

If an enterprise owner has enforced a policy for the default branch name for your enterprise, you cannot set a default branch name for your organization. Instead, you can change the default branch for individual repositories. For more information, see "Enforcing repository management policies in your enterprise" and "Changing the default branch."

Setting the default branch name

  1. No canto superior direito do GitHub.com, clique na foto do seu perfil e clique em Suas organizações. Suas organizações no menu de perfil

  2. Ao lado da organização, clique em Configurações. Botão de configurações

  3. In the "Code, planning, and automation" section of the sidebar, select Repository, then click Repository defaults.

  4. Under "Repository default branch", click Change default branch name now. Override button

  5. Type the default name that you would like to use for new branches. Text box for entering default name

  6. Click Update. Update button

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