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Temporary authorization holds on metered products

You may start seeing a temporary authorization hold after accruing usage of metered products (GitHub Actions, Packages, or Codespaces). This will appear as a pending charge in your account's payment method and will be immediately reversed as soon as your bank authorizes the amount. You will not be charged for the hold.

For more information, visit documentation for Actions, Packages, and Codespaces.

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 Highnote to scan for their tokens and help secure our mutual users on public repositories. Highnote tokens allow users to authenticate with Highnote’s GraphQL API. GitHub will forward access tokens found in public repositories to Highnote, which will then revoke the token and work with impacted users to generate a new token. You can read more information about Highnote’s tokens here.

GitHub Advanced Security customers can also scan for Highnote tokens and block them from entering their private repositories. All users can enable push protection for public repositories, for free.

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Many accessibility improvements have been deployed to Highlights include:

  • Site-wide improvements to color contrast, text resize, and support for users with low vision.
  • Improvements that enable keyboard-only access including visual tracking of the focus indicator.
  • Improved support for assistive technologies including screen readers.

Your feedback is welcome! Please share feedback on the accessibility community discussions page and learn more about GitHub accessibility at

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