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Custom repository roles API GA and breaking change

The Custom Repository Roles REST API has moved to general availability, with a breaking change to the path used.
Previously, the API was found at /orgs/{org}/custom_roles – it has been moved to /orgs/{org}/custom-repository-roles. With organization-level custom roles in progress, we found that the custom_roles path was wasn't specific enough and could generate confusion.
The deprecated beta API will be removed from in 6 months, on September 7th, 2023.
On GitHub Enterprise Server, the API will be available at its new path in version 3.9. The previous API to list roles was added in GHES 3.4, and will be removed with the next API version.

To learn more about custom repository roles, see "About custom repository roles" and "Custom repository roles REST API".

Dependency graph no longer ingests go.sum files for Go repositories, and Dependabot no longer alerts on vulnerabilities for dependencies found in go.sum files. Dependencies previously ingested from go.sum files have been removed from the dependency graph for all repositories on

go.sum files are not lock files but a log of all packages downloaded by Go when building a project. They may include multiple versions of a dependency, which may result in false positive Dependabot alerts for a vulnerable version that isn't actually used in the project.

Dependency graph continues to support go.mod files, the recommended format for Go projects. Use Go 1.17 or higher to ensure your go.mod file is a comprehensive view of all direct and transitive dependencies.

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