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Viewing the security overview

Navigate to the different views available in the security overview

Who can use this feature

Organization owners and security managers can access the organization-level security overview and view alerts across multiple organizations via the enterprise-level security overview. Enterprise owners can only view repositories and alerts for organizations where they are added as an organization owner or security manager. Organization members can access the organization-level security overview to view results for repositories where they have admin privileges or have been granted access to security alerts.

All organizations and enterprises have a security overview. If you use GitHub Advanced Security features, which are free for public repositories, you will see additional information. For more information, see "About GitHub Advanced Security."

The information shown in the security overview will vary according to your access to repositories, and on whether GitHub Advanced Security is used by those repositories.

Viewing the security overview for an organization

  1. On GitHub.com, navigate to the main page of the organization.

  2. Under your organization name, click Security. Organization security button

  3. To view aggregate information about alert types, click Show more. Show more button

  4. Optionally, filter the list of alerts. You can click multiple filters in the drop-down filter menus to narrow your search. You can also type search qualifiers in the Search repositories field. For more information about the available qualifiers, see "Filtering alerts in the security overview." The drop-down filter menus and Search repositories field in the security overview

  5. Alternatively and optionally, use the sidebar on the left to filter information per security feature. On each page, you can use filters that are specific to that feature to fine-tune your search. For more information about the available qualifiers, see "Filtering alerts in the security overview." Screenshot of the code scanning-specific page

Viewing the security overview for an enterprise

Note: You can enable or disable security features that have a one-click setup directly from the Security Coverage view. For more information, see "Security Coverage view."

  1. Navigate to GitHub.com.

  2. In the top-right corner of GitHub.com, click your profile photo, then click Your enterprises. "Your enterprises" in drop-down menu for profile photo on GitHub Enterprise Cloud

  3. In the list of enterprises, click the enterprise you want to view. Name of an enterprise in list of your enterprises

  4. In the left sidebar, click Code Security.

  5. Alternatively and optionally, use the sidebar on the left to filter information per security feature. On each page, you can use filters that are specific to that feature to fine-tune your search. For more information about the available qualifiers, see "Filtering alerts in the security overview."