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Rootly is now a GitHub secret scanning partner

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 Rootly to scan for their tokens and help secure our mutual users on public repositories. Rootly tokens allow users to authenticate against the Rootly API and create incidents programmatically. GitHub will forward access tokens found in public repositories to Rootly, who will notify workspace owners and let them revoke token within a few seconds. You can read more information about Rootly tokens here.

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

GitHub Advanced Security customers can now enable validity checks for supported partner patterns in their repository, organization, or enterprise level code security settings.

When you enable the checkbox in your settings, GitHub will automatically check validation for patterns on a cadence by sending the pattern to our relevant partner provider. You can use the validation status on leaked secrets to help prioritize secrets needing remediation action.

As we continuously work with our partners to add support for more patterns, we'll update the "Validity check" column in our documented supported patterns list.

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