Purpose of Roster in GitHub Classroom

Is the purpose of rosters in GitHub Classroom simply to map between names/ids and GitHub accounts? Or are there other uses?

For example, is it possible to configure GitHub classroom to allow only enrolled students to clone/submit assignments?

Hi! The primary purpose is to help instructors map names to GitHub accounts.

We are exploring restricting assignments to rostered students in the longer term, but it’s not in our immediate plans.

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Just to be clear: I was just checking my understanding. I personally don’t see the need for restrictions. Anybody who enjoys the challenge of my projects is welcome to attempt them.

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