About GitHub Advanced Security
GitHub has many features that help you improve and maintain the quality of your code. Some of these are included in all plans. Other security features require a GitHub Advanced Security (GHAS).
There is no charge for GitHub Advanced Security on GitHub AE during the beta release.
Note: If you want to try the preview of GitHub Advanced Security with Azure Repos, see GitHub Advanced Security & Azure DevOps in our resources site. For documentation, see Configure GitHub Advanced Security for Azure DevOps in Microsoft Learn.
About Advanced Security features
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 security overview."
For information about Advanced Security features that are in development, see "GitHub public roadmap." For an overview of all security features, see "GitHub security features."