About enabling security features
If you're a security manager, repository administrator, or organization owner, you can use security overview to enable or disable security features for multiple repositories at the same time. You can enable or disable security features for all repositories visible on the "Security coverage" view in security overview. You can also use the search bar to narrow down to a specific subset of repositories, and enable or disable security features for that group.
Enabling security features for multiple repositories
On GitHub.com, navigate to the main page of the organization.
Under your organization name, click Security.
In the sidebar, click Coverage to display the "Security coverage" view.
You can use the search bar to narrow down visible repositories in the "Security coverage" view based on name, or on the enablement status of security features.
In the list of repositories, select each repository you want to modify the enablement of security features for. To select all repositories on the page, click the checkbox next to NUMBER Active. To select all repositories that match the current search, click the checkbox next to NUMBER Active and then click Select all NUMBER repos.
Click Security settings next to NUMBER selected.
In the side panel, next to all the security features you want to enable or disable, select Enable or Disable.
As you make changes, the Apply changes button reports the number of security features you have edited. To confirm the changes, click Apply changes NUMBER. Alternatively, click to close the panel without making changes.
The security features that you can enable and disable in this view are:
- Dependency graph
- Dependabot alerts
- Dependabot security updates
- GitHub Advanced Security
- Code scanning default setup
- Secret scanning alerts
- Secret scanning as a push protection
If you're blocked from enabling a security feature due to an enterprise policy, you will still be able to see the affected repository in the "Security Coverage" view and access the side panel from the Security settings button. However, you will see a message in the side panel indicating that the functionality is not available. For more information about enterprise policies, see "Enforcing policies for code security and analysis for your enterprise."
Organization owners and security managers can use security overview to enable or disable security features for all repositories belonging to their organization. There are no enterprise policies that restrict organization owners or security managers from enabling or disabling any security features. For more information about enterprise policies, see "About enterprise policies."