About management of Advanced Security features
You can use Advanced Security features to harden security for the organizations in your enterprise. To streamline management of Advanced Security, you can enable or disable each feature for all existing and/or new repositories within the organizations owned by your enterprise.
You can also enable or disable Advanced Security features via the API. For more information, see "Secret scanning" in the REST API documentation.
For information about buying a license for GitHub Advanced Security, see "Signing up for GitHub Advanced Security."
If you have disallowed GitHub Advanced Security for an organization, that organization will not be affected by enabling a feature for all existing repositories or for all new repositories. For more information about disallowing GitHub Advanced Security for an organization, see "Enforcing policies for code security and analysis for your enterprise."
When you enable one or more security and analysis features for existing repositories, you will see any results displayed on GitHub within minutes.
If you enable security and analysis features, GitHub performs read-only analysis on your repository. For more information, see "About GitHub's use of your data."
Managing Advanced Security features
Note: If you enable GitHub Advanced Security, active committers to these repositories will use GitHub Advanced Security licenses. This option is deactivated if you have exceeded your license capacity. For more information, see "About billing for GitHub Advanced Security."
In the top-right corner of GitHub.com, click your profile photo, then click Your enterprises.
In the list of enterprises, click the enterprise you want to view.
In the enterprise account sidebar, click Settings.
In the left sidebar, click Code security & analysis.
Optionally, enable or disable a feature for all existing repositories.
- To the right of the feature, click Disable all or Enable all. If the control for "GitHub Advanced Security" is disabled, you have no available licenses for GitHub Advanced Security.
To confirm the change, click Enable/Disable all or Enable/Disable for eligible repositories.
Optionally, to enable or disable a feature automatically when new repositories are added, select the checkbox below the feature.
Optionally, to include a resource link in the message that members will see when they attempt to push a secret, select Add a resource link in the CLI and web UI when a commit is blocked, then type a URL, and click Save link.
Note: When a custom link is configured for an organization, the organization-level value overrides the custom link set for the enterprise. For more information, see "Protecting pushes with secret scanning".