Problem with private group and project visibility


I’m facing an issue on GitLab Enterprise Edition v16.8.0-ee where, despite having Maintainer and Owner permissions, I’m unable to add projects to a private group. In the group settings, the visibility is locked to “Internal” with only “Public” as an available option. Additionally, the “Roles allowed to create projects” is set to “Developers and Maintainers”.

Could you please advise on how to resolve this issue? It seems contradictory that Maintainers, who are supposed to have project creation rights, are unable to add projects.

Thank you for your assistance.