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About dependency review

Dependency review lets you catch insecure dependencies before you introduce them to your environment, and provides information on license, dependents, and age of dependencies.

A análise de dependência está disponível para repositórios pertencentes à organização no GitHub Enterprise Server. Esse recurso exige uma licença do GitHub Advanced Security. Para obter mais informações, confira "Sobre o GitHub Advanced Security".

About dependency review

Revisão de dependências ajuda você a entender as alterações de dependência e o impacto de segurança dessas alterações em cada pull request. Ele fornece uma visualização facilmente compreensível de mudanças de dependência, com um diff avançado na aba "Arquivos alterados" de uma solicitação de pull. A revisão de dependências informa você:

  • Quais dependências foram adicionadas, removidas ou atualizadas, junto com as datas de versão.
  • Quantos projetos usam esses componentes.
  • Dados de vulnerabilidade para essas dependências.

If a pull request targets your repository's default branch and contains changes to package manifests or lock files, you can display a dependency review to see what has changed. The dependency review includes details of changes to indirect dependencies in lock files, and it tells you if any of the added or updated dependencies contain known vulnerabilities.

Sometimes you might just want to update the version of one dependency in a manifest and generate a pull request. However, if the updated version of this direct dependency also has updated dependencies, your pull request may have more changes than you expected. The dependency review for each manifest and lock file provides an easy way to see what has changed, and whether any of the new dependency versions contain known vulnerabilities.

By checking the dependency reviews in a pull request, and changing any dependencies that are flagged as vulnerable, you can avoid vulnerabilities being added to your project. For more information about how dependency review works, see "Reviewing dependency changes in a pull request."

For more information about configuring dependency review, see "Configuring dependency review."

Dependabot alerts will find vulnerabilities that are already in your dependencies, but it's much better to avoid introducing potential problems than to fix problems at a later date. For more information about Dependabot alerts, see "About Dependabot alerts."

Dependency review supports the same languages and package management ecosystems as the dependency graph. For more information, see "About the dependency graph."

For more information on supply chain features available on GitHub Enterprise Server, see "About supply chain security."

Enabling dependency review

The dependency review feature becomes available when you enable the dependency graph. For more information, see "Enabling the dependency graph for your enterprise."