You can enable Dependabot security updates at the repository level or for all repositories owned by your personal account or organization. You can enable Dependabot security updates for any repository that uses Dependabot alerts and the dependency graph. For more information, see "About Dependabot security updates."
You can disable Dependabot security updates for an individual repository or for all repositories owned by your personal account or organization.
Dependabot and all related features are covered by GitHub's Terms of Service.
GitHub automatically enables Dependabot security updates for newly created repositories if your personal account or organization has enabled Automatically enable for new repositories for Dependabot security updates. For more information, see "Managing Dependabot security updates for your repositories."
If you create a fork of a repository that has security updates enabled, GitHub will automatically disable Dependabot security updates for the fork. You can then decide whether to enable Dependabot security updates on the specific fork.
If security updates are not enabled for your repository and you don't know why, first try enabling them using the instructions given in the procedural sections below. If security updates are still not working, you can contact GitHub Support.
You can enable or disable Dependabot security updates for all qualifying repositories owned by your personal account or organization. For more information, see "Managing security and analysis settings for your personal account" or "Managing security and analysis settings for your organization."
You can also enable or disable Dependabot security updates for an individual repository.
On GitHub.com, navigate to the main page of the repository.
Under your repository name, click Settings.
In the "Security" section of the sidebar, click Code security and analysis.
Under "Code security and analysis", to the right of "Dependabot security updates", click Enable to enable the feature or Disable to disable it. For public repositories, the button is disabled if the feature is always enabled.
You can override the default behavior of Dependabot security updates by adding a dependabot.yml file to your repository. For more information, see "Configuration options for the dependabot.yml file."
If you only require security updates and want to exclude version updates, you can set
0 in order to prevent version updates for a given
package-ecosystem. For more information, see "
# Example configuration file that: # - Ignores lodash dependency # - Disables version-updates version: 2 updates: - package-ecosystem: "npm" directory: "/" schedule: interval: "daily" ignore: - dependency-name: "lodash" # For Lodash, ignore all updates # Disable version updates for npm dependencies open-pull-requests-limit: 0
For more information about the configuration options available for security updates, see the table in "Configuration options for the dependabot.yml file."