Pages Under a Pseudonym

I’m starting a “book” in GitHub pages, under a pseudonym, which has its own GitHub account. I have set the user name and email in the project to the pseudo’s name and email. When I make commits, my commit emails show my real name, and it looks (mostly) like the commits in the github repo are under the name of the pseudo, as I’d like.

The pages will be under the docs folder. Right now, the pseudo’s repo is public. I could of course pay the monthly (again) and make it private. 

So my questions are:

  1. Is my real name visible as a collaborator in the public repo of the pseudo?
  2. If I make the repo private, is my real name fully protected then?
  3. Is there a better way to have done this?

Thanks!

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Hi @ronjeffries,

I think I might need more information to fully help. 

If the pseudonym has it’s own GitHub account, have you associated your real name in any way with that pseudo account? Also, is your project existing under the pseudo account or your real-name account?

If possible, can you provide a link to the repository in which the project lives and specify the name of your pseudo account? If you’re uncomfortable doing so (as I assume you’re using a pseudonym for a reason), I’d recommend reaching out to private support to help further, as they can look into your account and settings a little deeper without the information living in a public forum: https://github.com/contact.

@ronjeffries, what is shown below are my brief answers to your questions. I base those on my past experiences with GitHub.

1. Is my real name visible as a collaborator in the public repo of the pseudo?

Yes, the public repository shows all information about the activity in it.

2. If I make the repo private, is my real name fully protected then?

Yes, a person doing a public search in GitHub will not find a private repository if that person is not an authorized collaborator of that repository.

3. Is there a better way to have done this?

In comparison with owning multiple accounts, I doubt a better way exists. If you commit changes under your pseudonym to your public repository, and commit changes under your real name to your private repository, you definitely would maintain your privacy in relation with your private repository.