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About code scanning with CodeQL

You can use CodeQL to identify vulnerabilities and errors in your code. The results are shown as code scanning alerts in GitHub.

Code scanning is available for organization-owned repositories in GitHub Enterprise Server. This feature requires a license for GitHub Advanced Security. Para obter mais informações, confira "Sobre o GitHub Advanced Security".

Observação: o administrador do site precisa habilitar a code scanning para o your GitHub Enterprise Server instance para que você possa usar esse recurso. Para obter mais informações, confira "Como configurar a code scanning para seu dispositivo".1

About code scanning with CodeQL

CodeQL é o mecanismo de análise de código desenvolvido por GitHub para automatizar verificações de segurança. Você pode analisar seu código usando CodeQL e exibir os resultados como alertas de code scanning.

There are two main ways to use CodeQL analysis for code scanning:

On GitHub Enterprise Server 3.5, the CodeQL action uses CodeQL CLI version 2.8.5 by default. We recommend that you use the same version of the CodeQL CLI if you run analysis in an external CI system.

About CodeQL

CodeQL treats code like data, allowing you to find potential vulnerabilities in your code with greater confidence than traditional static analyzers.

  1. You generate a CodeQL database to represent your codebase.
  2. Then you run CodeQL queries on that database to identify problems in the codebase.
  3. The query results are shown as code scanning alerts in GitHub Enterprise Server when you use CodeQL with code scanning.

CodeQL supports both compiled and interpreted languages, and can find vulnerabilities and errors in code that's written in the supported languages.

  • C/C++
  • C#
  • Go
  • Java
  • JavaScript/TypeScript
  • Python
  • Ruby

Note: CodeQL analysis for Ruby is currently in beta. During the beta, analysis of Ruby will be less comprehensive than CodeQL analysis of other languages.

For more information, see the documentation on the CodeQL website: "Supported languages and frameworks."

About CodeQL queries

GitHub experts, security researchers, and community contributors write and maintain the default CodeQL queries used for code scanning. The queries are regularly updated to improve analysis and reduce any false positive results. The queries are open source, so you can view and contribute to the queries in the github/codeql repository. For more information, see CodeQL on the CodeQL website. You can also write your own queries. For more information, see "About CodeQL queries" in the CodeQL documentation.

You can run additional queries as part of your code scanning analysis. The queries you want to run must belong to a QL pack in a repository. Queries must only depend on the standard libraries (that is, the libraries referenced by an import LANGUAGE statement in your query), or libraries in the same QL pack as the query.