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Warning users about account relinking during SAML SSO

When users access an organization with SAML SSO, GitHub stores a link between the SAML identity and the user's GitHub account. This link is used by SCIM and team synchronization to grant access within your organization or enterprise. If you break this link by signing into that organization with a different SAML identity, you are likely to lose access to resources inside that organization.

Starting gradually today and being fully rolled out tomorrow, users will see a warning message if they attempt to sign in with a different SAML account and change their linked identity. They'll have the option to go back to their IdP to sign in with a different account, which is usually the correct option. If they really intend to break the link to their previous SAML account and link to a new one, they can choose to continue.

Learn more by reading "About Authentication with SAML SSO".

We’ve expanded access to GitHub’s security overview pages in two ways:

  1. All GitHub Enterprise accounts now have access to the security overview, not just those with GitHub Advanced Security
  2. All users within an enterprise can now access the security overview, not just admins and security managers

Security overview provides a centralized view of risk for application security teams, engineering leaders, and developers who work across many repositories. It displays code scanning, Dependabot, and secret scanning alerts across every repository you have access to in an organization or enterprise. The security overview also shows you where you have unknown risks because security features haven’t been enabled.

Learn more about security overview and send us your feedback

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The repository that houses the images installed on GitHub-hosted runners has been renamed from actions/virtual-environments to actions/runner-images. These images are maintained by GitHub and used by GitHub Actions.

If you have forked this repository you will not be affected by this change.

All git clone, git fetch, or git push operations targeting the previous location will continue to function as if made on the new location. However, to reduce confusion, you should update any existing local clones to point to the new repository URL.

For more information and updates you can visit the newly improved runner images repository.

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