Note: Secret scanning for organization-owned private repositories is currently in beta and subject to change.
On GitHub, navigate to the main page of the repository.
Under your repository name, click Security.
In the left sidebar, click Detected secrets.
Under "Secret scanning" click the alert you want to view.
Optionally, use the "Mark as" drop-down menu and click a reason for resolving an alert.
Once a secret has been committed to a repository, you should consider the secret compromised. GitHub recommends the following actions for compromised secrets:
- For a compromised GitHub personal access token, delete the compromised token, create a new token, and update any services that use the old token. For more information, see "Creating a personal access token for the command line."
- For all other secrets, first verify that the secret committed to GitHub is valid. If so, create a new secret, update any services that use the old secret, and then delete the old secret.