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Secret scanning validity checks are generally available

Starting today, validity checks will be included in the “GitHub recommended” setup through code security configurations and will be enabled for any newly attached repositories.

Please note that on July 24, validity checks will also be enabled retroactively for any repositories that had attached the GitHub recommended configuration before July 2, 2024. If you wish to directly manage feature enablement moving forward, we recommend unattaching the recommended configuration and attaching your own custom configuration to those repositories.

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Starting today, you can enable validity checks for your GitHub organization through security configurations. You can also enable or disable validity checks at the enterprise level for all enterprise repos.

If your organization had previously enabled validity checks through the “Global Settings” page, the feature will be migrated to your existing configurations and enabled on repositories they are attached to with no additional effort on your part.

Please note that GitHub is also adding validity checks to the “GitHub recommended” code security configuration. Any organization that has enabled the recommended configuration before today will have validity checks automatically enabled on July 24, 2024. If you wish to directly manage feature enablement, we recommend unattaching the recommended configuration and attaching your own custom configuration to those repositories.

Learn how to secure your repositories with secret scanning or sign up for a 60 minute feedback session on secret scanning and be compensated for your time.

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GitHub users can create software bill of material (SBOM) files for their repositories to help them understand its dependencies. SBOMs are a machine-readable inventory of a project’s dependencies and associated information. With this release, we have added copyright attribution data for dependencies in the SBOM.

Learn more about SBOM files and how GitHub helps you secure your software supply chain.

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