GitHub Rolls Out Default Secret Scanning Push Protection for Public Repositories

On Thursday, GitHub declared that all pushes to public repositories will now automatically enable secret scanning push protection.

This implies that you will be able to either remove a supported secret from your commits or, if you think the secret is secure, skip the block, whenever a supported secret is found in any push to a public repository. remarked Courtney Claessens and Eric Tooley.

Although push protection has been in testing since April 2022, it was first introduced as an opt-in feature in August 2023. May 2023 marked the general release of the product.

To stop fraudulent use of tokens by bad actors, the secret scanning tool is designed read more GitHub Rolls Out Default Secret Scanning Push Protection for Public Repositories.

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