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REST API endpoints for secret scanning

Use the REST API to retrieve and update secret alerts from a repository.

Note: The endpoints to manage secret scanning are currently in beta and subject to change.

About secret scanning

You can use the API to:

  • Enable or disable secret scanning and push protection for a repository. For more information, see "REST API endpoints for repositories" and expand the "Properties of the security_and_analysis object" section.
  • Retrieve and update secret scanning alerts from a repository. For further details, see the sections below.

For more information about secret scanning, see "About secret scanning."

List secret scanning alerts for an enterprise

Lists secret scanning alerts for eligible repositories in an enterprise, from newest to oldest. To use this endpoint, you must be a member of the enterprise, and you must use an access token with the repo scope or security_events scope. Alerts are only returned for organizations in the enterprise for which you are an organization owner or a security manager.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List secret scanning alerts for an enterprise"

This endpoint does not work with GitHub App user access tokens, GitHub App installation access tokens, or fine-grained personal access tokens.

Parameters for "List secret scanning alerts for an enterprise"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
enterprise string Required

The slug version of the enterprise name. You can also substitute this value with the enterprise id.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
state string

Set to open or resolved to only list secret scanning alerts in a specific state.

Can be one of: open, resolved

secret_type string

A comma-separated list of secret types to return. By default all secret types are returned. See "Secret scanning patterns" for a complete list of secret types.

resolution string

A comma-separated list of resolutions. Only secret scanning alerts with one of these resolutions are listed. Valid resolutions are false_positive, wont_fix, revoked, pattern_edited, pattern_deleted or used_in_tests.

sort string

The property to sort the results by. created means when the alert was created. updated means when the alert was updated or resolved.

Default: created

Can be one of: created, updated

direction string

The direction to sort the results by.

Default: desc

Can be one of: asc, desc

per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100). For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 30

before string

A cursor, as given in the Link header. If specified, the query only searches for results before this cursor. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

after string

A cursor, as given in the Link header. If specified, the query only searches for results after this cursor. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

validity string

A comma-separated list of validities that, when present, will return alerts that match the validities in this list. Valid options are active, inactive, and unknown.

HTTP response status codes for "List secret scanning alerts for an enterprise"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

503

Service unavailable

Code samples for "List secret scanning alerts for an enterprise"

Request example

get/enterprises/{enterprise}/secret-scanning/alerts
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/enterprises/ENTERPRISE/secret-scanning/alerts

Response

Status: 200
[ { "number": 2, "created_at": "2020-11-06T18:48:51Z", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/owner/private-repo/secret-scanning/alerts/2", "html_url": "https://github.com/owner/private-repo/security/secret-scanning/2", "locations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/owner/private-repo/secret-scanning/alerts/2/locations", "state": "resolved", "resolution": "false_positive", "resolved_at": "2020-11-07T02:47:13Z", "resolved_by": { "login": "monalisa", "id": 2, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjI=", "avatar_url": "https://alambic.github.com/avatars/u/2?", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa", "html_url": "https://github.com/monalisa", "followers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/followers", "following_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/orgs", "repos_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/repos", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": true }, "secret_type": "adafruit_io_key", "secret_type_display_name": "Adafruit IO Key", "secret": "aio_XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX", "repository": { "id": 1296269, "node_id": "MDEwOlJlcG9zaXRvcnkxMjk2MjY5", "name": "Hello-World", "full_name": "octocat/Hello-World", "owner": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "private": false, "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World", "description": "This your first repo!", "fork": false, "url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World", "archive_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}", "assignees_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}", "blobs_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}", "branches_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}", "collaborators_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}", "comments_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}", "commits_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}", "compare_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}", "contents_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}", "contributors_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors", "deployments_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments", "downloads_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events", "forks_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks", "git_commits_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}", "git_refs_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}", "git_tags_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}", "issue_comment_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}", "issue_events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}", "issues_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}", "keys_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}", "labels_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}", "languages_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages", "merges_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges", "milestones_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}", "notifications_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since,all,participating}", "pulls_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}", "releases_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}", "stargazers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers", "statuses_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}", "subscribers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers", "subscription_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription", "tags_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags", "teams_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams", "trees_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}", "hooks_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks" }, "push_protection_bypassed_by": { "login": "monalisa", "id": 2, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjI=", "avatar_url": "https://alambic.github.com/avatars/u/2?", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa", "html_url": "https://github.com/monalisa", "followers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/followers", "following_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/orgs", "repos_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/repos", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": true }, "push_protection_bypassed": true, "push_protection_bypassed_at": "2020-11-06T21:48:51Z", "resolution_comment": "Example comment", "validity": "active" }, { "number": 1, "created_at": "2020-11-06T18:18:30Z", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/owner/repo/secret-scanning/alerts/1", "html_url": "https://github.com/owner/repo/security/secret-scanning/1", "locations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/owner/private-repo/secret-scanning/alerts/1/locations", "state": "open", "resolution": null, "resolved_at": null, "resolved_by": null, "secret_type": "mailchimp_api_key", "secret_type_display_name": "Mailchimp API Key", "secret": "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX-us2", "repository": { "id": 1296269, "node_id": "MDEwOlJlcG9zaXRvcnkxMjk2MjY5", "name": "Hello-World", "full_name": "octocat/Hello-World", "owner": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "private": false, "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World", "description": "This your first repo!", "fork": false, "url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World", "archive_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}", "assignees_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}", "blobs_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}", "branches_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}", "collaborators_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}", "comments_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}", "commits_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}", "compare_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}", "contents_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}", "contributors_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors", "deployments_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments", "downloads_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events", "forks_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks", "git_commits_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}", "git_refs_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}", "git_tags_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}", "issue_comment_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}", "issue_events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}", "issues_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}", "keys_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}", "labels_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}", "languages_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages", "merges_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges", "milestones_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}", "notifications_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since,all,participating}", "pulls_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}", "releases_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}", "stargazers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers", "statuses_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}", "subscribers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers", "subscription_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription", "tags_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags", "teams_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams", "trees_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}", "hooks_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks" }, "push_protection_bypassed_by": null, "push_protection_bypassed": false, "push_protection_bypassed_at": null, "resolution_comment": null, "validity": "unknown" } ]

List secret scanning alerts for an organization

Lists secret scanning alerts for eligible repositories in an organization, from newest to oldest.

The authenticated user must be an administrator or security manager for the organization to use this endpoint.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo or security_events scope to use this endpoint. If this endpoint is only used with public repositories, the token can use the public_repo scope instead.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List secret scanning alerts for an organization"

This endpoint works with the following fine-grained token types:

The fine-grained token must have the following permission set:

  • "Secret scanning alerts" repository permissions (read)

Parameters for "List secret scanning alerts for an organization"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
state string

Set to open or resolved to only list secret scanning alerts in a specific state.

Can be one of: open, resolved

secret_type string

A comma-separated list of secret types to return. By default all secret types are returned. See "Secret scanning patterns" for a complete list of secret types.

resolution string

A comma-separated list of resolutions. Only secret scanning alerts with one of these resolutions are listed. Valid resolutions are false_positive, wont_fix, revoked, pattern_edited, pattern_deleted or used_in_tests.

sort string

The property to sort the results by. created means when the alert was created. updated means when the alert was updated or resolved.

Default: created

Can be one of: created, updated

direction string

The direction to sort the results by.

Default: desc

Can be one of: asc, desc

page integer

The page number of the results to fetch. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 1

per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100). For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 30

before string

A cursor, as given in the Link header. If specified, the query only searches for events before this cursor. To receive an initial cursor on your first request, include an empty "before" query string.

after string

A cursor, as given in the Link header. If specified, the query only searches for events after this cursor. To receive an initial cursor on your first request, include an empty "after" query string.

validity string

A comma-separated list of validities that, when present, will return alerts that match the validities in this list. Valid options are active, inactive, and unknown.

HTTP response status codes for "List secret scanning alerts for an organization"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

503

Service unavailable

Code samples for "List secret scanning alerts for an organization"

Request example

get/orgs/{org}/secret-scanning/alerts
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/orgs/ORG/secret-scanning/alerts

Response

Status: 200
[ { "number": 2, "created_at": "2020-11-06T18:48:51Z", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/owner/private-repo/secret-scanning/alerts/2", "html_url": "https://github.com/owner/private-repo/security/secret-scanning/2", "locations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/owner/private-repo/secret-scanning/alerts/2/locations", "state": "resolved", "resolution": "false_positive", "resolved_at": "2020-11-07T02:47:13Z", "resolved_by": { "login": "monalisa", "id": 2, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjI=", "avatar_url": "https://alambic.github.com/avatars/u/2?", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa", "html_url": "https://github.com/monalisa", "followers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/followers", "following_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/orgs", "repos_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/repos", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": true }, "secret_type": "adafruit_io_key", "secret_type_display_name": "Adafruit IO Key", "secret": "aio_XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX", "repository": { "id": 1296269, "node_id": "MDEwOlJlcG9zaXRvcnkxMjk2MjY5", "name": "Hello-World", "full_name": "octocat/Hello-World", "owner": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "private": false, "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World", "description": "This your first repo!", "fork": false, "url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World", "archive_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}", "assignees_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}", "blobs_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}", "branches_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}", "collaborators_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}", "comments_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}", "commits_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}", "compare_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}", "contents_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}", "contributors_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors", "deployments_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments", "downloads_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events", "forks_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks", "git_commits_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}", "git_refs_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}", "git_tags_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}", "issue_comment_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}", "issue_events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}", "issues_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}", "keys_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}", "labels_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}", "languages_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages", "merges_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges", "milestones_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}", "notifications_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since,all,participating}", "pulls_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}", "releases_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}", "stargazers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers", "statuses_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}", "subscribers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers", "subscription_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription", "tags_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags", "teams_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams", "trees_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}", "hooks_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks" }, "push_protection_bypassed_by": { "login": "monalisa", "id": 2, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjI=", "avatar_url": "https://alambic.github.com/avatars/u/2?", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa", "html_url": "https://github.com/monalisa", "followers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/followers", "following_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/orgs", "repos_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/repos", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": true }, "push_protection_bypassed": true, "push_protection_bypassed_at": "2020-11-06T21:48:51Z", "resolution_comment": "Example comment", "validity": "active" }, { "number": 1, "created_at": "2020-11-06T18:18:30Z", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/owner/repo/secret-scanning/alerts/1", "html_url": "https://github.com/owner/repo/security/secret-scanning/1", "locations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/owner/private-repo/secret-scanning/alerts/1/locations", "state": "open", "resolution": null, "resolved_at": null, "resolved_by": null, "secret_type": "mailchimp_api_key", "secret_type_display_name": "Mailchimp API Key", "secret": "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX-us2", "repository": { "id": 1296269, "node_id": "MDEwOlJlcG9zaXRvcnkxMjk2MjY5", "name": "Hello-World", "full_name": "octocat/Hello-World", "owner": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "private": false, "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World", "description": "This your first repo!", "fork": false, "url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World", "archive_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}", "assignees_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}", "blobs_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}", "branches_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}", "collaborators_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}", "comments_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}", "commits_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}", "compare_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}", "contents_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}", "contributors_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors", "deployments_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments", "downloads_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events", "forks_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks", "git_commits_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}", "git_refs_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}", "git_tags_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}", "issue_comment_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}", "issue_events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}", "issues_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}", "keys_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}", "labels_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}", "languages_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages", "merges_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges", "milestones_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}", "notifications_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since,all,participating}", "pulls_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}", "releases_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}", "stargazers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers", "statuses_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}", "subscribers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers", "subscription_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription", "tags_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags", "teams_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams", "trees_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}", "hooks_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks" }, "push_protection_bypassed_by": null, "push_protection_bypassed": false, "push_protection_bypassed_at": null, "resolution_comment": null, "validity": "unknown" } ]

List secret scanning alerts for a repository

Lists secret scanning alerts for an eligible repository, from newest to oldest.

The authenticated user must be an administrator for the repository or for the organization that owns the repository to use this endpoint.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo or security_events scope to use this endpoint. If this endpoint is only used with public repositories, the token can use the public_repo scope instead.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List secret scanning alerts for a repository"

This endpoint works with the following fine-grained token types:

The fine-grained token must have the following permission set:

  • "Secret scanning alerts" repository permissions (read)

Parameters for "List secret scanning alerts for a repository"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
state string

Set to open or resolved to only list secret scanning alerts in a specific state.

Can be one of: open, resolved

secret_type string

A comma-separated list of secret types to return. By default all secret types are returned. See "Secret scanning patterns" for a complete list of secret types.

resolution string

A comma-separated list of resolutions. Only secret scanning alerts with one of these resolutions are listed. Valid resolutions are false_positive, wont_fix, revoked, pattern_edited, pattern_deleted or used_in_tests.

sort string

The property to sort the results by. created means when the alert was created. updated means when the alert was updated or resolved.

Default: created

Can be one of: created, updated

direction string

The direction to sort the results by.

Default: desc

Can be one of: asc, desc

page integer

The page number of the results to fetch. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 1

per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100). For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 30

before string

A cursor, as given in the Link header. If specified, the query only searches for events before this cursor. To receive an initial cursor on your first request, include an empty "before" query string.

after string

A cursor, as given in the Link header. If specified, the query only searches for events after this cursor. To receive an initial cursor on your first request, include an empty "after" query string.

validity string

A comma-separated list of validities that, when present, will return alerts that match the validities in this list. Valid options are active, inactive, and unknown.

HTTP response status codes for "List secret scanning alerts for a repository"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Repository is public or secret scanning is disabled for the repository

503

Service unavailable

Code samples for "List secret scanning alerts for a repository"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/secret-scanning/alerts
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/secret-scanning/alerts

Response

Status: 200
[ { "number": 2, "created_at": "2020-11-06T18:48:51Z", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/owner/private-repo/secret-scanning/alerts/2", "html_url": "https://github.com/owner/private-repo/security/secret-scanning/2", "locations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/owner/private-repo/secret-scanning/alerts/2/locations", "state": "resolved", "resolution": "false_positive", "resolved_at": "2020-11-07T02:47:13Z", "resolved_by": { "login": "monalisa", "id": 2, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjI=", "avatar_url": "https://alambic.github.com/avatars/u/2?", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa", "html_url": "https://github.com/monalisa", "followers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/followers", "following_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/orgs", "repos_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/repos", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": true }, "secret_type": "adafruit_io_key", "secret_type_display_name": "Adafruit IO Key", "secret": "aio_XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX", "push_protection_bypassed_by": { "login": "monalisa", "id": 2, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjI=", "avatar_url": "https://alambic.github.com/avatars/u/2?", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa", "html_url": "https://github.com/monalisa", "followers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/followers", "following_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/orgs", "repos_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/repos", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": true }, "push_protection_bypassed": true, "push_protection_bypassed_at": "2020-11-06T21:48:51Z", "resolution_comment": "Example comment", "validity": "inactive" }, { "number": 1, "created_at": "2020-11-06T18:18:30Z", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/owner/repo/secret-scanning/alerts/1", "html_url": "https://github.com/owner/repo/security/secret-scanning/1", "locations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/owner/private-repo/secret-scanning/alerts/1/locations", "state": "open", "resolution": null, "resolved_at": null, "resolved_by": null, "secret_type": "mailchimp_api_key", "secret_type_display_name": "Mailchimp API Key", "secret": "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX-us2", "push_protection_bypassed_by": null, "push_protection_bypassed": false, "push_protection_bypassed_at": null, "resolution_comment": null, "validity": "unknown" } ]

Get a secret scanning alert

Gets a single secret scanning alert detected in an eligible repository.

The authenticated user must be an administrator for the repository or for the organization that owns the repository to use this endpoint.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo or security_events scope to use this endpoint. If this endpoint is only used with public repositories, the token can use the public_repo scope instead.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get a secret scanning alert"

This endpoint works with the following fine-grained token types:

The fine-grained token must have the following permission set:

  • "Secret scanning alerts" repository permissions (read)

Parameters for "Get a secret scanning alert"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

alert_number integer Required

The number that identifies an alert. You can find this at the end of the URL for a code scanning alert within GitHub, and in the number field in the response from the GET /repos/{owner}/{repo}/code-scanning/alerts operation.

HTTP response status codes for "Get a secret scanning alert"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

404

Repository is public, or secret scanning is disabled for the repository, or the resource is not found

503

Service unavailable

Code samples for "Get a secret scanning alert"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/secret-scanning/alerts/{alert_number}
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/secret-scanning/alerts/ALERT_NUMBER

Response

Status: 200
{ "number": 42, "created_at": "2020-11-06T18:18:30Z", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/owner/private-repo/secret-scanning/alerts/42", "html_url": "https://github.com/owner/private-repo/security/secret-scanning/42", "locations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/owner/private-repo/secret-scanning/alerts/42/locations", "state": "open", "resolution": null, "resolved_at": null, "resolved_by": null, "secret_type": "mailchimp_api_key", "secret_type_display_name": "Mailchimp API Key", "secret": "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX-us2", "push_protection_bypassed_by": null, "push_protection_bypassed": false, "push_protection_bypassed_at": null, "resolution_comment": null, "validity": "unknown" }

Update a secret scanning alert

Updates the status of a secret scanning alert in an eligible repository.

The authenticated user must be an administrator for the repository or for the organization that owns the repository to use this endpoint.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo or security_events scope to use this endpoint. If this endpoint is only used with public repositories, the token can use the public_repo scope instead.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Update a secret scanning alert"

This endpoint works with the following fine-grained token types:

The fine-grained token must have the following permission set:

  • "Secret scanning alerts" repository permissions (write)

Parameters for "Update a secret scanning alert"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

alert_number integer Required

The number that identifies an alert. You can find this at the end of the URL for a code scanning alert within GitHub, and in the number field in the response from the GET /repos/{owner}/{repo}/code-scanning/alerts operation.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
state string Required

Sets the state of the secret scanning alert. You must provide resolution when you set the state to resolved.

Can be one of: open, resolved

resolution string or null

Required when the state is resolved. The reason for resolving the alert.

Can be one of: false_positive, wont_fix, revoked, used_in_tests, null

resolution_comment string or null

An optional comment when closing an alert. Cannot be updated or deleted. Must be null when changing state to open.

HTTP response status codes for "Update a secret scanning alert"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

400

Bad request, resolution comment is invalid or the resolution was not changed.

404

Repository is public, or secret scanning is disabled for the repository, or the resource is not found

422

State does not match the resolution or resolution comment

503

Service unavailable

Code samples for "Update a secret scanning alert"

Request example

patch/repos/{owner}/{repo}/secret-scanning/alerts/{alert_number}
curl -L \ -X PATCH \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/secret-scanning/alerts/ALERT_NUMBER \ -d '{"state":"resolved","resolution":"false_positive"}'

Response

Status: 200
{ "number": 42, "created_at": "2020-11-06T18:18:30Z", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/owner/private-repo/secret-scanning/alerts/42", "html_url": "https://github.com/owner/private-repo/security/secret-scanning/42", "locations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/owner/private-repo/secret-scanning/alerts/42/locations", "state": "resolved", "resolution": "used_in_tests", "resolved_at": "2020-11-16T22:42:07Z", "resolved_by": { "login": "monalisa", "id": 2, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjI=", "avatar_url": "https://alambic.github.com/avatars/u/2?", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa", "html_url": "https://github.com/monalisa", "followers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/followers", "following_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/orgs", "repos_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/repos", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/monalisa/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": true }, "secret_type": "mailchimp_api_key", "secret_type_display_name": "Mailchimp API Key", "secret": "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX-us2", "push_protection_bypassed": false, "push_protection_bypassed_by": null, "push_protection_bypassed_at": null, "resolution_comment": "Example comment", "validity": "unknown" }

List locations for a secret scanning alert

Lists all locations for a given secret scanning alert for an eligible repository.

The authenticated user must be an administrator for the repository or for the organization that owns the repository to use this endpoint.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo or security_events scope to use this endpoint. If this endpoint is only used with public repositories, the token can use the public_repo scope instead.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List locations for a secret scanning alert"

This endpoint works with the following fine-grained token types:

The fine-grained token must have the following permission set:

  • "Secret scanning alerts" repository permissions (read)

Parameters for "List locations for a secret scanning alert"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

alert_number integer Required

The number that identifies an alert. You can find this at the end of the URL for a code scanning alert within GitHub, and in the number field in the response from the GET /repos/{owner}/{repo}/code-scanning/alerts operation.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
page integer

The page number of the results to fetch. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 1

per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100). For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 30

HTTP response status codes for "List locations for a secret scanning alert"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Repository is public, or secret scanning is disabled for the repository, or the resource is not found

503

Service unavailable

Code samples for "List locations for a secret scanning alert"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/secret-scanning/alerts/{alert_number}/locations
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/secret-scanning/alerts/ALERT_NUMBER/locations

Response

Status: 200
[ { "type": "commit", "details": { "path": "/example/secrets.txt", "start_line": 1, "end_line": 1, "start_column": 1, "end_column": 64, "blob_sha": "af5626b4a114abcb82d63db7c8082c3c4756e51b", "blob_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/hello-world/git/blobs/af5626b4a114abcb82d63db7c8082c3c4756e51b", "commit_sha": "f14d7debf9775f957cf4f1e8176da0786431f72b", "commit_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/hello-world/git/commits/f14d7debf9775f957cf4f1e8176da0786431f72b" } }, { "type": "wiki_commit", "details": { "path": "/example/Home.md", "start_line": 1, "end_line": 1, "start_column": 1, "end_column": 64, "blob_sha": "af5626b4a114abcb82d63db7c8082c3c4756e51b", "page_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/wiki/Home/302c0b7e200761c9dd9b57e57db540ee0b4293a5", "commit_sha": "302c0b7e200761c9dd9b57e57db540ee0b4293a5", "commit_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/wiki/_compare/302c0b7e200761c9dd9b57e57db540ee0b4293a5" } }, { "type": "issue_title", "details": { "issue_title_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347" } }, { "type": "issue_body", "details": { "issue_body_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347" } }, { "type": "issue_comment", "details": { "issue_comment_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments/1081119451" } }, { "type": "discussion_title", "details": { "discussion_title_url": "https://github.com/community/community/discussions/39082" } }, { "type": "discussion_body", "details": { "discussion_body_url": "https://github.com/community/community/discussions/39082#discussion-4566270" } }, { "type": "discussion_comment", "details": { "discussion_comment_url": "https://github.com/community/community/discussions/39082#discussioncomment-4158232" } }, { "type": "pull_request_title", "details": { "pull_request_title_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pull/2846" } }, { "type": "pull_request_body", "details": { "pull_request_body_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls/2846" } }, { "type": "pull_request_comment", "details": { "pull_request_comment_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments/1825855898" } }, { "type": "pull_request_review", "details": { "pull_request_review_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls/2846/reviews/80" } }, { "type": "pull_request_review_comment", "details": { "pull_request_review_comment_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls/comments/12" } } ]