Managing alerts from secret scanning

You can view and close alerts for secrets checked in to your repository.

Escaneo de secretos is available for organization-owned repositories where GitHub Advanced Security is enabled. For more information, see "About GitHub Advanced Security."

Nota: Las Escaneo de secretos para los repositorios privados se encuentran actualmente en beta y están sujetas a cambios. Para solicitar acceso al beta,, únete a la lista de espera.

Managing escaneo de secretos alerts

  1. En GitHub Enterprise, visita la página principal del repositorio.

  2. Debajo de tu nombre de repositorio, da clic en Seguridad. Pestaña de seguridad

  3. In the left sidebar, click Secret scanning alerts.

    "Secret scanning alerts" tab

  4. Under "Secret scanning" click the alert you want to view.

    List of alerts from secret scanning

  5. Optionally, use the "Mark as" drop-down menu and click a reason for resolving an alert.

    Drop-down menu for resolving an alert from secret scanning

Securing compromised secrets

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 Enterprise is valid. If so, create a new secret, update any services that use the old secret, and then delete the old secret.

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