GitHub Advanced Security helps developers improve and maintain the security and quality of code. For more information, see "About GitHub Advanced Security."
When you enable GitHub Advanced Security for your enterprise, repository administrators in all organizations can enable the features unless you set up a policy to restrict access. For more information, see "Enforcing policies for Advanced Security in your enterprise."
Upgrade your license for GitHub Enterprise Server to include GitHub Advanced Security. For information about licensing, see "About licensing for GitHub Advanced Security."
Upload the new license to your GitHub Enterprise Server instance. For more information, see "Managing your GitHub Enterprise license."
Review the prerequisites for the features you plan to enable.
In the top-right corner of GitHub Enterprise Server, click your profile photo, then click Enterprise settings.
In the enterprise account sidebar, click Settings.
In the left sidebar, click License.
If your license includes GitHub Advanced Security, the license page includes a section showing details of current usage.
Warning: Changing this setting will cause user-facing services on GitHub Enterprise Server to restart. You should time this change carefully, to minimize downtime for users.
- From an administrative account on GitHub Enterprise Server, click in the upper-right corner of any page.
- In the left sidebar, click Management Console.
- In the left sidebar, click Advanced Security.
- Under "Advanced Security," select the features that you want to enable and deselect any features you want to disable.
- Under the left sidebar, click Save settings.
- Wait for the configuration run to complete.
When GitHub Enterprise Server has finished restarting, you're ready to set up any additional resources required for newly enabled features. For more information, see "Configuring code scanning for your appliance."
You can enable or disable features programmatically on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance. For more information about the administrative shell and command-line utilities for GitHub Enterprise Server, see "Accessing the administrative shell (SSH)" and "Command-line utilities."
For example, you can enable code scanning with your infrastructure-as-code tooling when you deploy an instance for staging or disaster recovery.
- SSH into your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.
- Enable code scanning.
ghe-config app.minio.enabled true ghe-config app.code-scanning.enabled true
- Optionally, disable code scanning.
ghe-config app.minio.enabled false ghe-config app.code-scanning.enabled false
- Apply the configuration.
To enable and disable secret scanning in the same way, set:
ghe-config app.secret-scanning.enabled true or false and apply the configuration.