Students getting "You are forbidden from performing this action on github.com" when accepting new assignment

When my students go to accept my latest assignment, it tries to create a new repository based off of a template but then errors out with the cryptic message: “You are forbidden from performing this action on github.com

Is anyone else running into this issue? Is this just a temporary github bug?

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I’m seeing this too. Everything was working fine until roughly 2pm PST today and now nobody can accept any assignments

@d12 Any status on this suddenly breaking?

This is currently blocking my 300+ students.

It just started working again, not sure what happened there but it must’ve been something on the Github end. :man_shrugging:

Is anyone from the GitHub team going to chime in here on issues like this? I have now the same thing but luckily I’m testing it with my second account. There seems to be no explanation as to why this is happening.

I find the issue for this one - the GitHub classroom needed access to the organization which contained the starter code template for the assignment. (Even though the template was a public repository - I had to grant access to the entire organization).

For clarity, the edge case here is that we have a ??? organization for instructors and teaching staff and ???-semester-homework organization for students to work on homework. GitHub classroom had access to the student organization but needed access to the organization which contained the (public) starter code.