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Automatically scanning your code for vulnerabilities and errors
You can find vulnerabilities and errors in your project's code on GitHub, as well as view, triage, understand, and resolve the related code scanning alerts.
Code scanning is available for organization-owned repositories in GitHub Enterprise Server. This feature requires a license for GitHub Advanced Security. For more information, see "About GitHub Advanced Security."
About code scanning
You can use code scanning to find security vulnerabilities and errors in the code for your project on GitHub.
About code scanning alerts
Learn about the different types of code scanning alerts and the information that helps you understand the problem each alert highlights.
Triaging code scanning alerts in pull requests
When code scanning identifies a problem in a pull request, you can review the highlighted code and resolve the alert.
Configuring code scanning for a repository
You can configure code scanning for a repository to find security vulnerabilities in your code.
Managing code scanning alerts for your repository
From the security view, you can view, fix, dismiss, or delete alerts for potential vulnerabilities or errors in your project's code.
Customizing code scanning
You can customize how GitHub scans the code in your project for vulnerabilities and errors.
About code scanning with CodeQL
You can use CodeQL to identify vulnerabilities and errors in your code. The results are shown as code scanning alerts in GitHub.
Recommended hardware resources for running CodeQL
Recommended specifications (RAM, CPU cores, and disk) for running CodeQL analysis on self-hosted machines, based on the size of your codebase.
Configuring the CodeQL workflow for compiled languages
You can configure how GitHub uses the CodeQL analysis workflow to scan code written in compiled languages for vulnerabilities and errors.
Troubleshooting the CodeQL workflow
If you're having problems with code scanning setup, you can troubleshoot by using these tips for resolving issues.
Running CodeQL code scanning in a container
You can run code scanning in a container by ensuring that all processes run in the same container.
Viewing code scanning logs
You can view the output generated during code scanning analysis in your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.