GitHub will regularly run a historical scan to detect newly added secret types on repositories with GitHub Advanced Security and secret scanning enabled.
Previously, customers could manually trigger a historical scan to detect new secret types by re-enabling secret scanning, e.g. clicking "Enable all" at the organization level. Now, historical scans are automatic; customers can expect an email of any new detections in their repositories, just like they would when first enabling secret scanning today.
- Learn more about secret scanning for GitHub Advanced Security
- Learn more about secret types supported by GitHub Advanced Security