Managing security and analysis settings for your organization

You can control features that secure and analyze the code in your organization's projects on GitHub.

Organization owners can manage security and analysis settings for repositories in the organization.

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About management of security and analysis settings

GitHub can help secure the repositories in your organization. You can manage the security and analysis features for all existing or new repositories that members create in your organization.

Displaying the security and analysis settings

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub Enterprise Server, click your profile photo, then click Your profile.
    Profile photo
  2. On the left side of your profile page, under "Organizations", click the icon for your organization.
    organization icons
  3. Under your organization name, click Settings.
    Organization settings button
  4. In the left sidebar, click Security & analysis.
    "Security & analysis" tab in organization settings

The page that's displayed allows you to enable or disable all security and analysis features for the repositories in your organization.

Enabling or disabling a feature for all existing repositories

You can enable or disable features for all repositories.

  1. Go to the security and analysis settings for your organization. For more information, see "Displaying the security and analysis settings."

  2. Under "Configure security and analysis features", to the right of the feature, click Disable all or Enable all.

    "Enable all" or "Disable all" button for "Configure security and analysis" features

  3. Optionally, enable the feature by default for new repositories in your organization.

    "Enable by default" option for new repositories

  4. Click Disable FEATURE or Enable FEATURE to disable or enable the feature for all the repositories in your organization.

    Button to disable or enable feature

When you enable one or more security and analysis features for existing repositories, you will see any results displayed on GitHub within minutes:

  • All the existing repositories will have the selected configuration.
  • New repositories will follow the selected configuration if you've enabled the checkbox for new repositories.
  • We use the permissions to scan for manifest files to apply the relevant services.
  • You'll see information on your dependency graph.
  • GitHub will generate Dependabot alerts.

Enabling or disabling a feature automatically when new repositories are added

  1. Go to the security and analysis settings for your organization. For more information, see "Displaying the security and analysis settings."

  2. Under "Configure security and analysis features", to the right of the feature, enable or disable the feature by default for new repositories in your organization.

    Checkbox for enabling or disabling a feature for new repositories

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