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Updated timeline for the deprecation of CodeQL Action v1

The deprecation date for the CodeQL Action v1 is shifting. Initially, this was December 2022, and now it is January 2023. This change follows the updated timeline on the deprecation of GitHub Enterprise Server (GHES) 3.3.

In January 2023, the CodeQL Action v1 will be officially deprecated (alongside GHES 3.3). GitHub Action workflows that refer to v1 of the CodeQL Action will continue to work, but no new analysis capabilities will be released to v1. New CodeQL analysis capabilities will only be available to users of v2. For more information about this deprecation and detailed upgrade instructions, please see the original deprecation announcement from April 2022.

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:

Environments in which CodeQL runs in CI/CD systems other than GitHub Actions are not affected by this deprecation.

Previously, data generated from Checks were not managed by a retention policy and would therefore grow unbounded. A recent change was made to that archives checks data after 400 days and deletes records 30 days after they are archived.

This change will be extended to GitHub Enterprise Server (GHES) version 3.8 with additional features that will allow administrators to:

  • Enable/disable checks retention
  • Set a custom retention threshold
  • Set a custom hard-delete threshold

This pertains to all Checks data, including those that are generated from GitHub Actions and the Statuses API.

For questions, visit the GitHub community or get started with Checks API today.

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