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2FA security checkup experience is now improved

GitHub is committed to a secure software ecosystem and requires most developers who contribute code on to enable one or more forms of two-factor authentication (2FA).To ensure that all users stay up to date with their account security configurations, we are now improving the checkup experience using various global banners that guide users to review and update their settings on a more regular basis.

These banners replace the security checkup interstitials that were previously displayed every 3 months for 2FA users. Each banner calls out the specific security configuration that needs attention (ex: user only having a single verified email), and will also include a quick link to the corresponding settings page to modify the required settings.

To learn more about the 2FA program, see our April 2024 blog post about how GitHub is securing millions of developers using 2FA, as well as the “About the mandatory 2FA program” documentation.

Starting September 3, 2024 enterprise customers who currently have a single organization without an enterprise account will be automatically upgraded into an enterprise account at no additional cost. An enterprise account will be created for you, and your organization will become the first member organization.

In April 2023, we introduced enterprise accounts for all new enterprise customers. We outlined our plans to assist existing customers with a single organization in obtaining an enterprise account. Enterprise accounts provide a unified experience granting access to all the latest and most robust features within the platform.

What is an enterprise account?

Enterprise accounts represent the top-most layer of the GitHub Enterprise management hierarchy, allowing enterprise owners to manage and scale their GitHub environments. Essentially, the enterprise account sits above organizations and serves as the primary interface for enterprise owners.

Benefits of an enterprise account:

Timeline & Next Steps:

If you have a GitHub Enterprise Cloud account without an enterprise account:

  • Voluntary Upgrade (Now – September 3rd, 2024): Administrators can proactively upgrade their existing account to an enterprise account via the Billing and Plans page under the account’s settings.
  • Automatic Upgrade (Starting September 3rd, 2024): If an upgrade was not completed during the voluntary phase, the account will be assigned a scheduled upgrade date. We’ll notify administrators two weeks prior to this date.
  • Seamless Transition: On the scheduled upgrade date, if not yet upgraded, the account will seamlessly transition and be nested under a new assigned enterprise account.

  • The new enterprise account name will match the organization name or as close as possible if the name is already taken, and customers may choose to rename after the upgrade.

  • There will be no change in ownership, all of the existing owners will remain the owners of the new enterprise account. The organization’s URL will not change, so existing usage of the repos or organization URL will not be impacted.
  • The existing configuration such as SAML SSO, PATs, policies, and application integrations should remain with the organization, unless there’s an override at the enterprise account.
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CodeQL is the static analysis engine that powers GitHub code scanning. CodeQL version 2.17.5 has been released and has now been rolled out to code scanning users on

CodeQL code scanning now supports automatic fix suggestions for C/C++ alerts, powered by Copilot. This is automatically enabled for all private repositories for all GitHub Advanced Security customers. Autofix covers all security queries for C/C++ from our Default suite. Use our public discussion for questions and feedback.

Also included in this release:
– C/C++ now supports adding models for sources, sinks and summaries in data extension files, making it easier to expand support to new libraries.
– Python adds support for opml library and C/C++ adds partial support for Boost.Asio network library.
– All the CodeQL CLI commands that produce SARIF will output a minified version to reduce size.

For a full list of changes, please refer to the complete changelog for version 2.17.5. All new functionality will also be included in GHES 3.14. Users of GHES 3.13 or older can upgrade their CodeQL version.

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