Securing your repository

You can use a number of GitHub features to help keep your repository secure.

Repository administrators and organization owners can configure repository security settings.

Introduction

This guide shows you how to configure security features for a repository. You must be a repository administrator or organization owner to configure security settings for a repository.

Your security needs are unique to your repository, so you may not need to enable every feature for your repository. For more information, see "GitHub security features."

Some features are available for all repositories. Additional features are available to enterprises that use GitHub Advanced Security. Para obtener más información, consulta la sección "Acerca de GitHub Advanced Security".

Managing access to your repository

The first step to securing a repository is to set up who can see and modify your code. For more information, see "Managing repository settings."

From the main page of your repository, click Settings, then scroll down to the "Danger Zone."

Setting a security policy

  1. From the main page of your repository, click Security.
  2. Click Security policy.
  3. Click Start setup.
  4. Add information about supported versions of your project and how to report vulnerabilities.

For more information, see "Adding a security policy to your repository."

Configuring escaneo de código

You can set up escaneo de código to automatically identify vulnerabilities and errors in the code stored in your repository by using a Flujo de trabajo de análisis de CodeQL or third-party tool. For more information, see "Setting up escaneo de código for a repository."

Escaneo de código is available for organization-owned repositories if your enterprise uses GitHub Advanced Security.

Configuring escaneo de secretos

Escaneo de secretos is available for organization-owned repositories if your enterprise uses GitHub Advanced Security. Escaneo de secretos may already be enabled for your repository, depending upon your organization's settings.

  1. From the main page of your repository, click Settings.
  2. Click Security & analysis.
  3. If GitHub Advanced Security is not already enabled, click Enable.
  4. Next to Escaneo de secretos, click Enable.

Next steps

You can view and manage alerts from security features to address dependencies and vulnerabilities in your code. For more information, see "Managing escaneo de código for your repository," and "Managing alerts from escaneo de secretos."

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