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Copilot Lvl 2
Message 11 of 51

Re: Can I give read-only access to a private repo (from a developer account)?

Any update on this?

Ground Controller Lvl 2
Message 12 of 51

Re: Can I give read-only access to a private repo (from a developer account)?

+1 for this as a feature request.

 

I assumed this was possible, but couldn't figure out how to do it, and ended up here after googling and now learning that it's not possible.

 

Not being able to differentiate read-only vs. read/write access when selectively sharing something private seems to me to be somewhat of a departure from the common practice of other web services.

Copilot Lvl 2
Message 13 of 51

Re: Can I give read-only access to a private repo (from a developer account)?

+1 to read only access rights for a private repo

Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 14 of 51

Re: Can I give read-only access to a private repo (from a developer account)?

+1. Useful feature for sharing in interviews and with potential collaborators.

Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 15 of 51

Re: Can I give read-only access to a private repo (from a developer account)?

Maybe the description of a private repo needs to be changed? I'm a workshop presenter with proprietary material I need to let people clone, but not commit. A private repo looked ideal when I read:

"Private
You choose who can see and commit to this repository."

 

That gives the impression I can let someone see it, but not commit to it... which is what I need.

Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 16 of 51

Re: Can I give read-only access to a private repo (from a developer account)?

Dear GH Team

Any plans to implement private repo access restriction for collaborators to read-only + pull-request? I want collaborators on my private (user) repo(s) put don't want to allow them direct push... Where is this feature on your roadmap?

Thanks
Stanisław

Moderator
Message 17 of 51

Re: Can I give read-only access to a private repo (from a developer account)?

Hi @sfindeisen,

Thanks for this feedback! We're always working to improve GitHub, and we consider every suggestion we receive. I've logged your feature request in our internal feature request list. Though I can't guarantee anything or share a timeline for this, I can tell you that it's been shared with the appropriate teams for consideration.

 

Cheers!

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Ground Controller Lvl 2
Message 18 of 51

Re: Can I give read-only access to a private repo (from a developer account)?

+ 1 

 

Having more granular control on private repos for individual users is a must. Sure if they can read it they should be able to clone/fork but i want to disable specific users ability to push with out a propper pull request. Same with branching. Really should be able to have same functionallity as public for private, just we control the viewers.

 

Thank you,

Joshua Dooley

Mission Specialist Lvl 1
Message 19 of 51

Re: Can I give read-only access to a private repo (from a developer account)?

Hi there,

any updates on this?

I have the same requirement as others that reply to this topic.

I want to add users to my private repo, but I want them to contribute only using PR, not by committing directly.

I'm sure that not only I have such a requirement.

This feature request is from ‎12-11-2017, so it is taking forever 😥

Community Manager
Message 20 of 51

Re: Can I give read-only access to a private repo (from a developer account)?

Hi @Misiu,

You should be able to use branch protection and codeowner rules to accomplish the goal of preventing users from committing without a pull request. Does this accomplish what you're looking for?

Thanks!