This feature is only available on Read the Docs for Business.

In this article, we explain how the organizations feature on Read the Docs allows you to manage access to your projects. On Read the Docs for Business, your account is linked to an organization. Organizations allow you to define both individual and team permissions for your projects.

In this article, we use ACME Corporation as our example organization. ACME has a few people inside their organization, some who need full access and some who just need access to one project.

See also

How to manage Read the Docs teams

A step-by-step guide to managing teams.

Member types

  • Owners – Get full access to both view and edit the Organization and all Projects

  • Members – Get access to a subset of the Organization projects

  • Teams – Where you give members access to a set of projects.

The best way to think about this relationship is:

Owners will create Teams to assign permissions to all Members.


Owners, Members and Teams behave differently if you are using Single Sign-on with GitHub, Bitbucket, or GitLab.

Team types

You can create two types of Teams:

  • Admins – These teams have full access to administer the projects in the team. They are allowed to change all of the settings, set notifications, and perform any action under the Admin tab.

  • Read Only – These teams are only able to read and search inside the documents.


ACME would set up Owners of their organization, for example Frank Roadrunner would be an owner. He has full access to the organization and all projects.

Wile E. Coyote is a contractor, and will just have access to the new project Road Builder.

Roadrunner would set up a Team called Contractors. That team would have Read Only access to the Road Builder project. Then he would add Wile E. Coyote to the team. This would give him access to just this one project inside the organization.