On March 30, 2022, we released CodeQL Action v2, which runs on the Node.js 16 runtime. The CodeQL Action v1 will be deprecated at the same time as GHES 3.3, which is currently scheduled for January 2023.
How does this affect me?
Users of GitHub.com, GitHub AE, and GitHub Enterprise Server 3.5 (and later)
All users of GitHub code scanning (which by default uses the CodeQL analysis engine) on GitHub Actions on the following platforms should update their workflow files:
- GitHub.com (including open source repositories, users of GitHub Teams and GitHub Enterprise Cloud)
- GitHub AE
- GitHub Enterprise Server (GHES) 3.5 and later
Users of the above-mentioned platforms should update their CodeQL workflow file(s) to refer to the new
v2 version of the CodeQL Action.
Users of GitHub Enterprise Server 3.4 (and older)
Users of GitHub Enterprise Server 3.4 (and older) are not recommended to update their configuration to use the
v2 version of the CodeQL Action:
- GHES 3.3 (and older) does not support running Actions using the Node 16 runtime and is therefore unable to run the
v2version of the CodeQL Action. Please upgrade to a newer version of GitHub Enterprise Server prior to changing your CodeQL Action workflow files.
- While GHES 3.4 does support Node 16 Actions, it does not ship with
v2of the CodeQL Action. Users who want to migrate to
v2on GHES 3.4 should request that their system administrator enables GitHub Connect to download
v2onto GHES before updating their workflow files.
The upcoming release of GitHub Enterprise Server 3.5 will ship with
v2 of the CodeQL Action included.
Exactly what do I need to change?
To upgrade to the CodeQL Action v2, open your CodeQL workflow file(s) in the
.github directory of your repository and look for references to:
These entries need to be replaced with their
Can I use Dependabot to help me with this upgrade?
Yes, you can! For more details on how to configure Dependabot to automatically upgrade your Actions dependencies, please see this page.
What happens in January 2023?
In January 2023, the CodeQL Action v1 will be officially deprecated (at the same time as the GHES 3.3 deprecation). At that point, no new updates will be made to
v1, which means that new CodeQL analysis capabilities will only be available to users of
v2. We will keep a close eye on the migration progress across GitHub. If many workflow files still refer to
v1 of the CodeQL Action we might consider scheduling one or more brownout moments later in the year to increase awareness.