Article version: Enterprise Server 2.19

Reviewing your security log

You can review the security log for your user account to better understand actions you've performed and actions others have performed that involve you.

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Accessing your security log

The security log lists all actions performed within the last 90 days, up to 50.

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings.

    Settings icon in the user bar

  2. In the left sidebar, click Security.

    User account security settings

  3. Under "Security history," your log is displayed.

    Security log

  4. Click on an entry to see more information about the event.

    Security log

Understanding events in your security log

Actions listed in your security log are grouped within the following categories:

Category NameDescription
oauth_accessContains all activities related to OAuth Apps you've connected with.
profile_pictureContains all activities related to your profile picture.
projectContains all activities related to project boards.
public_keyContains all activities related to your public SSH keys.
repoContains all activities related to the repositories you own.
teamContains all activities related to teams you are a part of.
two_factor_authenticationContains all activities related to two-factor authentication.
userContains all activities related to your account.

A description of the events within these categories is listed below.

The oauth_access category

ActionDescription
createTriggered when you grant access to an OAuth App.
destroyTriggered when you revoke an OAuth App's access to your account.

The profile_picture category

ActionDescription
updateTriggered when you set or update your profile picture.

The project category

ActionDescription
createTriggered when a project board is created.
renameTriggered when a project board is renamed.
updateTriggered when a project board is updated.
deleteTriggered when a project board is deleted.
linkTriggered when a repository is linked to a project board.
unlinkTriggered when a repository is unlinked from a project board.
project.accessTriggered when a project board's visibility is changed.
update_user_permissionTriggered when an outside collaborator is added to or removed from a project board or has their permission level changed.

The public_key category

ActionDescription
createTriggered when you add a new public SSH key to your GitHub Enterprise account.
deleteTriggered when you remove a public SSH key to your GitHub Enterprise account.

The repo category

ActionDescription
accessTriggered when you a repository you own is switched from "private" to "public" (or vice versa).
add_memberTriggered when a GitHub Enterprise user is given collaboration access to a repository.
add_topicTriggered when a repository owner adds a topic to a repository.
archivedTriggered when a repository owner archives a repository.
config.disable_anonymous_git_accessTriggered when anonymous Git read access is disabled in a public repository.
config.enable_anonymous_git_accessTriggered when anonymous Git read access is enabled in a public repository.
config.lock_anonymous_git_accessTriggered when a repository's anonymous Git read access setting is locked.
config.unlock_anonymous_git_accessTriggered when a repository's anonymous Git read access setting is unlocked.
createTriggered when a new repository is created.
destroyTriggered when a repository is deleted.
remove_memberTriggered when a GitHub Enterprise user is removed from a repository as a collaborator.
remove_topicTriggered when a repository owner removes a topic from a repository.
renameTriggered when a repository is renamed.
transferTriggered when a repository is transferred.
transfer_startTriggered when a repository transfer is about to occur.
unarchivedTriggered when a repository owner unarchives a repository.

The team category

ActionDescription
add_memberTriggered when a member of an organization you belong to adds you to a team.
add_repositoryTriggered when a team you are a member of is given control of a repository.
createTriggered when a new team in an organization you belong to is created.
destroyTriggered when a team you are a member of is deleted from the organization.
remove_memberTriggered when a member of an organization is removed from a team you are a member of.
remove_repositoryTriggered when a repository is no longer under a team's control.

The two_factor_authentication category

ActionDescription
enabledTriggered when two-factor authentication is enabled.
disabledTriggered when two-factor authentication is disabled.

The user category

ActionDescription
add_emailTriggered when you add a new email address.
createTriggered when you create a new user account.
remove_emailTriggered when you remove an email address.
renameTriggered when you rename your account.
change_passwordTriggered when you change your password.
forgot_passwordTriggered when you ask for a password reset.
loginTriggered when you log in to your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.
failed_loginTriggered when you failed to log in successfully.
two_factor_requestedTriggered when GitHub Enterprise asks you for your two-factor authentication code.
show_private_contributions_countTriggered when you publicize private contributions on your profile.
hide_private_contributions_countTriggered when you hide private contributions on your profile.

The user_status category

ActionDescription
updateTriggered when you set or change the status on your profile. For more information, see "Setting a status."
destroyTriggered when you clear the status on your profile.

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