Skip to content

Secret scanning and push protection are enabled by default on new public repositories

All new public repositories owned by personal accounts will now have secret scanning and push protection enabled by default. Pushes to the repository that include known secrets will be blocked by push protection, and any known secrets that are detected in the repository will generate a secret scanning alert. Secret scanning and push protection can be disabled by the repository administrator after the repository is created.

Existing public repositories are not affected, nor are new public repositories that belong to an organization.

GitHub Copilot Chat in JetBrains IDEs is now generally available

Following our Private Beta, we are thrilled to announce Copilot Chat in JetBrains IDEs is now generally available (GA) for all our Copilot Individual, Business, and Enterprise customers.

Driven by GPT-4, GitHub Copilot Chat provides instant guidance directly within various JetBrains IDEs, such as PyCharm, IntelliJ IDEA, WebStorm, Rider, and more. This contextually-aware tool tailors suggestions to your specific coding tasks and even allows explicitly adding files for reference. It empowers developers to innovate efficiently by assisting with complex concepts, code explanations, unit testing, and many more use cases, all while effortlessly adjusting to your preferred language style.

How to get started?

If you were already using Private Beta:
– No further action is required. You can continue using the chat feature as usual.

If you haven’t enabled Chat and want to use GitHub Copilot Chat in JetBrains IDEs

  • Copilot Individual users: You automatically have access to the chat within JetBrains IDEs.
  • Copilot Business and Enterprise users: Your organization admins will need to grant you access to Copilot chat in IDEs. Once you have access, please consult our getting started guide

How to give us your feedback?

We are dedicated to continuous improvement and innovation. Your feedback remains a crucial part of our development process, and we look forward to hearing more about your experiences with GitHub Copilot Chat for JetBrains IDEs. Please use this link to share your feedback or ideas on how to improve the product.

Join the discussion within GitHub Community.

See more