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The GitHub Enterprise Server 3.13 is generally available

The GitHub Enterprise Server 3.13 release is generally available

GitHub Enterprise Server 3.13 gives customers more fine-grained control over deployment requirements and enhanced security controls. Here are a few highlights:

  • We are introducing a new feature for repositories called custom properties, a major enhancement to how repositories are managed and classified across GitHub organizations. Properties offer a flexible way to add meaningful metadata to your repositories that simplifies repository classification, enhances discoverability, and seamlessly integrates with rulesets. Check out the demo! For more information, see custom properties for repositories.
  • Elasticsearch will be upgraded from version 5 to version 8, when the appliance is upgraded to 3.13. Elasticsearch powers all search experiences in GHES including code search and audit logs. Upgrading ES5 to ES8 allows the platform to take advantage of better performance and improved security posture in ES8. For more information regarding what to expect during ES8 upgrade, see Preparing for Elasticsearch upgrade in GHES 3.13.
  • Enterprise and organization audit log events now include the applicable SAML and SCIM identity data associated with the user. For more information, see Reviewing the audit log for your organization.
  • Developers who use devcontainer.json files to define their development containers will now be able to use Dependabot version updates to keep their dependencies in the container up-to-date. Once configured in dependabot.yml, Dependabot will open PRs on a specified schedule to update the listed dependencies to latest.
  • Pull Requests rebases are now faster! Under the hood, rebase commits now use the merge-ort. Rebases that timed out for large repositories before are now a lot more likely to be successful.
  • Using Project Status Updates, you can now provide high level details on the status, timing, and progress of your project, directly from the project! This makes it easy to know and share with others how your work is progressing, any risks, and a history of when and why something changed, all in the same place where you’re tracking your work.

Read more about GitHub Enterprise Server 3.13 in the release notes,
or download it now.

If you have any issues upgrading your GitHub Enterprise Server Appliance to version 3.13, or problems using new features, please contact our Support team.

Please join us on GitHub Community to share your feedback or ask any questions about the new features!

Secret scanning’s delegated bypass for push protection allows you to specify which teams or roles have the ability to bypass push protection, and requires everyone else to submit a request to bypass. These requests are reviewed by designated approvers.

A new webhook event, bypass_request_secret_scanning, is now created when:
* bypass requests are created or cancelled
* bypass responses are submitted or dismissed
* bypass requests are completed

Delegated bypass for push protection is available for GitHub Advanced Security customers on Enterprise Cloud, and will be available on GitHub Enterprise Server 3.14.

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GitHub Copilot Enterprise users in Visual Studio Code can now get answers from Copilot Chat enriched with context from Copilot knowledge bases and Bing search results.

To get started, make sure you’re running the latest release of the GitHub Copilot Chat extension for VS Code, and then check out the docs.

Access your Copilot knowledge bases

You can now access your knowledge bases from any Copilot Chat conversation in VS Code by typing @github #kb, selecting a knowledge base from the list, and then entering your question.

Copilot will respond, using the Markdown documentation in your knowledge base as context for its answer. This allows Copilot Enterprise users to combine search results and internal documentation with editor context using existing chat variables like #file and #selection.

Search with the context of the web

GitHub Copilot can now search Bing within chat conversations in VS Code to answer questions and find information outside of its general knowledge or your codebase.

To get answers enriched with Bing search results, start your message with @github. Copilot will intelligently decide when to use Bing – or you can ask it to run a search by adding #web to your query. You can ask questions like @github What is the latest LTS version of Node.js?.

Bing search is only available if enabled by an administrator – for more details, see “Enabling GitHub Copilot Enterprise features”.

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