GitHub has many features that help you improve and maintain the quality of your code. Some of these are included in all plans, such as dependency graph and Dependabot alerts. Other security features require a GitHub Advanced Security.
For information about buying a license for GitHub Advanced Security, see "About billing for GitHub Advanced Security."
A GitHub Advanced Security license provides the following additional features:
Code scanning - Search for potential security vulnerabilities and coding errors in your code. For more information, see "About code scanning."
Secret scanning - Detect secrets, for example keys and tokens, that have been checked into the repository. If push protection is enabled, also detects secrets when they are pushed to your repository. For more information, see "About secret scanning" and "Protecting pushes with secret scanning."
Dependency review - Show the full impact of changes to dependencies and see details of any vulnerable versions before you merge a pull request. For more information, see "About dependency review."
- Security overview - Review the security configuration and alerts for an organization and identify the repositories at greatest risk. For more information, see "About the security overview."
To learn about what you need to know to plan your GitHub Advanced Security deployment at a high level, see "Overview of GitHub Advanced Security deployment."
To review the rollout phases we recommended in more detail, see "Deploying GitHub Advanced Security in your enterprise."
The site administrator must enable Advanced Security for your GitHub Enterprise Server instance before you can use these features. For more information, see "Configuring Advanced Security features.
Once your system is set up, you can enable and disable these features at the organization or repository level. For more information, see "Managing security and analysis settings for your organization" and "Managing security and analysis settings for your repository."
If you have an enterprise account, license use for the entire enterprise is shown on your enterprise license page. For more information, see "Viewing your GitHub Advanced Security usage."