Upgrading your GitHub subscription

You can upgrade the subscription for any type of account on GitHub.com at any time.

Upgrading your personal account's subscription

You can upgrade your personal account from GitHub Free to GitHub Pro to get advanced code review tools on private repositories. For more information, see "GitHub's products."

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings. Settings icon in the user bar
  2. In your user settings sidebar, click Billing & plans. Billing & plans settings
  3. Next to "Current plan", click Upgrade. Upgrade button
  4. Under "Pro" on the "Compare plans" page, click Upgrade to Pro.
  5. Under "Upgrade summary", choose whether you want to pay monthly or yearly. Radio buttons with choice of monthly or yearly billing
  6. Optionally, to see your plan's details, click Show details.
  7. Under "Billing information", complete the form, then click Save.
  8. Under "Payment method", choose to pay with a credit card or PayPal. Switch Billing payment methods
  9. Complete the payment information form, then click Submit.
  10. Review the information about the charge and your billing date, then click Upgrade my account or Upgrade my organization's account.

Upgrading your organization's subscription

You can upgrade your organization from GitHub Free for an organization to GitHub Team to access advanced collaboration and management tools for teams, or upgrade your organization to GitHub Enterprise Cloud for additional security, compliance, and deployment controls. For more information, see "GitHub's products."

Only organization members with the owner or billing manager role can access or change billing settings for your organization.

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings. Settings icon in the user bar
  2. In the settings sidebar, click Organizations. Organizations settings in the sidebar
  3. Next to the organization, click Settings. The settings button
  4. If you're an organization owner, in the left sidebar, click Billing & plans. Billing & plans in the organization settings sidebar
  5. Click Upgrade next to "Current plan".
  6. Under "Compare plans", you can compare the features of each plan. Depending on your current plan and what plan you have chosen, click either Upgrade to Team or Upgrade to Enterprise. Compare plans and upgrade
  7. Under "Upgrade summary", choose whether you want to pay monthly or yearly. Radio buttons with choice of monthly or yearly billing
  8. Optionally, to see your plan's details, click Show details.
  9. Under "Payment method", choose to pay with a credit card or PayPal. Switch Billing payment methods
  10. Complete the payment information form, then click Submit.
  11. Optionally, if your organization is owned by a business or institution, select This account is owned by a business. Checkbox for organizations that are owned by a business
  12. If your organization is owned by a business or institution, type the name of the business or institution. Name of business or institution field
  13. Review the information about the charge and your billing date, then click Upgrade my account or Upgrade my organization's account.

Next steps for organizations using GitHub Enterprise Cloud

If you upgraded your organization to GitHub Enterprise Cloud, you can set up identity and access management for your organization. For more information, see "Managing SAML single sign-on for your organization."

If you'd like to use an enterprise account with GitHub Enterprise Cloud, contact GitHub's Sales team. For more information, see "About enterprise accounts" in the GitHub Enterprise Cloud documentation.

Adding seats to your organization

If you'd like additional users to have access to your GitHub Team organization's private repositories, you can purchase more seats anytime.

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings. Settings icon in the user bar
  2. In the settings sidebar, click Organizations. Organizations settings in the sidebar
  3. Next to the organization, click Settings. The settings button
  4. If you're an organization owner, in the left sidebar, click Billing & plans. Billing & plans in the organization settings sidebar
  5. Use the Edit drop-down and click Add seats. Edit drop-down menu
  6. Under "Add seats", type the number of seats you'd like to add. Add seats input
  7. Click Add seats. Add seats button

Switching your organization from per-repository to per-user pricing

If your organization is using a legacy per-repository billing plan, you can switch to per-user pricing at any time. You will not be able to switch back to repository pricing once you've upgraded to per-user pricing. For more information, see "About per-user pricing."

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings. Settings icon in the user bar
  2. In the settings sidebar, click Organizations. Organizations settings in the sidebar
  3. Next to the organization, click Settings. The settings button
  4. If you're an organization owner, in the left sidebar, click Billing & plans. Billing & plans in the organization settings sidebar
  5. To the right of your plan name, use the Edit drop-down menu, and select Edit plan. Edit drop-down menu
  6. To the right of "Advanced tools for teams", click Upgrade now. Upgrade now button
  7. Under "Compare plans", you can compare the features of each plan. Depending on your current plan and what plan you have chosen, click either Upgrade to Team or Upgrade to Enterprise. Compare plans and upgrade
  8. Under "Upgrade summary", choose whether you want to pay monthly or yearly. Radio buttons with choice of monthly or yearly billing
  9. Optionally, if your organization is owned by a business or institution, select This account is owned by a business. Checkbox for organizations that are owned by a business
  10. If your organization is owned by a business or institution, type the name of the business or institution. Name of business or institution field
  11. Review the information about the charge and your billing date, then click Upgrade my account or Upgrade my organization's account.

Troubleshooting a 500 error when upgrading

If you receive a 500 error when trying to upgrade your account:

  • Try clearing your browser's cache, then resubmit your information
  • Check to make sure you have entered your payment data correctly

If that doesn't resolve the error, please contact GitHub Support.

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