Organizational Accounts

CodeScene allows the owner of your organization to create a CodeScene account connected to your git provider’s “group account”: - GitHub Organization - Bitbucket workspace - Azure DevOps account - GitLab Group (only top level Groups are considered an organization)

You will pay for only one CodeScene subscription. Other users can join your CodeScene org for free. (They will need to log in to CodeScene first in order to create their individual accounts.)

In other words, any member of your provider organization can be invited by the account owner. Members don’t need to subscribe to paid CodeScene accounts to analyze private repositories owned by the organization. Organizational accounts let you share all analysis configurations and results with members of your organization.

See also How do Organizational Accounts compare to Project Collaborators?.

Create an Organizational Account

Note: You must be an owner/admin of the respective git provider “group account” to be able to create a CodeScene org account and add/remove users

  • For example, you need to be an owner of an GitHub organization

When you sign up in CodeScene you get an individual account. To connect an organization, you go to your account settings:

Access your account

On your account, you’ll see a link that lets you create an organizational account:

Create your organizational account

Click on the link to create a new organizational account. CodeScene will present a dropdown with all GitHub organizations you own.

Create a new organizational account.

Select the organization you’re interested in, and press Create Org Account. Your account page will now show both your individual account as well as the freshly created organizational account:

Organizational account overview.

You current account will be set to the new organizational account automatically. You can switch between your personal account and the organizational account using the preceding dialog.

Invite Members to your Organization

Prerequisites

There a few requirements that must be satisfied before you can add members to your CodeScene organizational account:

  • You must be an owner or an admin of the CodeScene org account.

  • The users you want to add to your CodeScene account must be proper members of the git provider “group account” (GitHub organization, Bitbucket workspace, etc.)
    • For example, GitHub collaborators cannot be added as CodeScene org members - in that case, use the collaborators feature.

    • Tip: if you invited a new member to your git provider’s account but you still cannot see them in the list of available members then check whether they already accepted your invitation.

  • The new users must have an existing (free) CodeScene account before you try to add them
    • Ask them to register for a free codescene.io account first!

    • In the future, we will implement proper “invitations” that will make adding new members easier

Once you have an organizational account you can invite other CodeScene users to give them shared access to your CodeScene analyses:

Invite members to your organization.

Members can be invited as “admins” or plain “members”:

  • Members can view existing analyses results as well as run new analyses. They can’t update projects configurations.

  • Admins can create new projects, update projects configurations, delete existing projects and invite other organization members. Hence, any admin (not just the owner) can invite other members to keep the operational costs low by distributing the responsibilities to a group of people.

How do Organizational Accounts compare to Project Collaborators?

CodeScene also supports a “Collaborators” feature, which is different from organizational accounts because it is a per project mechanism. That is, if you have an individual account, you can invite people to join on specific CodeScene projects. The collaborators feature is described in Project Access Management - Collaborators.