Working with Dependabot
Guidance and recommendations for working with Dependabot, such as managing pull requests raised by Dependabot, using GitHub Actions with Dependabot, and troubleshooting Dependabot errors.
Managing pull requests for dependency updates
You manage pull requests raised by Dependabot in much the same way as other pull requests, but there are some extra options.
Automating Dependabot with GitHub Actions
Examples of how you can use GitHub Actions to automate common Dependabot related tasks.
Keeping your actions up to date with Dependabot
You can use Dependabot to keep the actions you use updated to the latest versions.
Configuring access to private registries for Dependabot
You can configure Dependabot to access dependencies stored in private registries. You can store authentication information, like passwords and access tokens, as encrypted secrets and then reference these in the Dependabot configuration file. You can also add Dependabot to your registries IP allow list.
Removing Dependabot access to public registries
Examples of how you can configure Dependabot to only access private registries by removing calls to public registries.
Troubleshooting the detection of vulnerable dependencies
If the dependency information reported by GitHub Enterprise Cloud is not what you expected, there are a number of points to consider, and various things you can check.
Troubleshooting Dependabot errors
Sometimes Dependabot is unable to raise a pull request to update your dependencies. You can review the error and unblock Dependabot.