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Secret scanning now push protects custom patterns

Previously, GitHub Advanced Security customers could enable push protection for all patterns supported by default.

Now, admins can also enable push protection for any custom pattern defined at the repository or organization level. Push protection for enterprise-level custom patterns will come in January.

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Previously, only organizations with GitHub Advanced Security could enable secret scanning's user experience on their repositories. Now, any admin of a public repository on can detect leaked secrets in their repositories with GitHub secret scanning.

The new secret scanning user experience complements the secret scanning partner program, which alerts over 100 service providers if their tokens are exposed in public repositories. You can read more about this change and how secret scanning can protect your contributions in our blog post.

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