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 😥
Using protected branch ( especially for master) will give you some options, such as requesting members with write permission review to the changes before merging. You can also enforce the need for owner review. I did not tried protected branches with private reops before but I think it would be the same as the public repos.
@WaleedMortajaThis is not exactly what you need.
+ 1 it would be nice to have possibly give a look at the private private repository.
Working with a colleague overseas that I want to be able to give access to pull my code (for reference/educational purposes), but not to be able to push.
+1 from me.
I would like to be able to invite someone to "ONLY look" at a private repo.
I'm trying to use Github as a place to keep my work and show potential employers. Would love to still have the ability to make it private and just give people access to view.
+1 - I have a couple of private repositories I want to share with friends but I don't want them to be able to write to them.