Dependency review helps you understand dependency changes and the security impact of these changes at every pull request. It provides an easily understandable visualization of dependency changes with a rich diff on the "Files Changed" tab of a pull request. Dependency review informs you of:
- Which dependencies were added, removed, or updated, along with the release dates.
- How many projects use these components.
- Vulnerability data for these dependencies.
Dependency review is available in all public repositories in all products and cannot be disabled. Dependency review is available in private repositories owned by organizations that use GitHub Enterprise Cloud and have a license for GitHub Advanced Security. For more information, see the GitHub Enterprise Cloud documentation.
Note: The dependency review action is currently in public beta and subject to change.
The following configuration options are available.
|Optional||Defines the threshold for level of severity (|
The action will fail on any pull requests that introduce vulnerabilities of the specified severity level or higher.
|Optional||Contains a list of allowed licenses. You can find the possible values for this parameter in the Licenses page of the API documentation.|
The action will fail on pull requests that introduce dependencies with licenses that do not match the list.
|Optional||Contains a list of prohibited licenses. You can find the possible values for this parameter in the Licenses page of the API documentation.|
The action will fail on pull requests that introduce dependencies with licenses that match the list.
deny-licenses options are mutually exclusive.
This dependency review action example file illustrates how you can use these configuration options. Notice that the example uses short version number for the action (
v2) instead of a semver release number (for example,
v2.0.8). This ensures that you use the most recent minor version of the action.
name: 'Dependency Review' on: [pull_request] permissions: contents: read jobs: dependency-review: runs-on: ubuntu-latest steps: - name: 'Checkout Repository' uses: actions/checkout@v3 - name: Dependency Review uses: actions/dependency-review-action@v2 with: # Possible values: "critical", "high", "moderate", "low" fail-on-severity: critical # You can only can only include one of these two options: `allow-licenses` and `deny-licences` # ([String]). Only allow these licenses (optional) # Possible values: Any `spdx_id` value(s) from https://docs.github.com/en/rest/licenses # allow-licenses: GPL-3.0, BSD-3-Clause, MIT # ([String]). Block the pull request on these licenses (optional) # Possible values: Any `spdx_id` value(s) from https://docs.github.com/en/rest/licenses # deny-licenses: LGPL-2.0, BSD-2-Clause
For further details about the configuration options, see