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New license information for 17.5 million packages

We have added over 17.5 million new package licenses to our database, expanding the license coverage for packages that appear in dependency graph, dependency insights, dependency review, and a repository's software bill of materials (SBOM). Package licenses dictate how a package can be used, making them an essential aspect of compliance when working with open source software.

These licenses are sourced from ClearlyDefined, a curated data store for open source licenses.

A total redesign of GitHub’s code search and navigation was released to all logged in GitHub users in May. Starting today, the new redesigned code navigation experience, including a file tree and symbols pane, will be available to anyone browsing anonymously on To access the new code search experience, and make full use of the symbol navigation, create an account or log in to

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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 Workato to scan for their API tokens and help secure our mutual users on public repositories. Workato Developer API tokens allow users to effectively manage their Workato workspaces programmatically and reduce administrative overhead as they onboard teams from across their organisation. GitHub will forward access tokens found in public repositories to Workato, which will then notify the user about the leaked token. You can read more information about Workato's tokens here.

All users can scan for and block Workato's tokens from entering their public repositories for free with push protection. GitHub Advanced Security customers can also scan for and block Workato tokens in their private repositories.

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