GitHub secret scanning protects users by searching repositories for known types of secrets. By identifying and flagging these secrets, our scans help prevent data leaks and fraud.

We have partnered with Persona to scan for their API keys and help secure our mutual users on all public repositories and private repositories with GitHub Advanced Security. Persona API keys allow users to create, update, and interact with their identity-related data. GitHub will forward API keys found in public repositories to Persona, who will notify affected customers and work with them to rotate their API keys. You can read more information about Persona API keys here.

GitHub Advanced Security customers can also scan for Persona API keys and block them from entering their private and public repositories with push protection.

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