Managing security and analysis settings for your repository

You can control features that secure and analyze the code in your project on GitHub.

People with admin permissions to a repository can manage security and analysis settings for the repository.

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Note: The new experience for managing security and analysis settings is in beta and subject to change.

Enabling or disabling security and analysis features

Note: You can't disable some security and analysis features that are enabled by default for public repositories.

If you enable security and analysis features, you allow GitHub to perform read-only analysis on your repository. For more information, see "About GitHub's use of your data."

  1. On GitHub, navigate to the main page of the repository.
  2. Under your repository name, click Settings.
    Repository settings button
  3. In the left sidebar, click Security & analysis.
    "Security & analysis" tab in repository settings
  4. Under "Enable/disable features", to the right of the feature, click Disable or Enable.
    "Enable" and "Disable" buttons for individual features under "Enable/disable features"

Granting access to security alerts

After you enable security alerts for a repository in an organization, organization owners and repository administrators can view the alerts by default. You can give additional teams and people access to the security alerts for a repository.

  1. On GitHub, navigate to the main page of the repository.
  2. Under your repository name, click Settings.
    Repository settings button
  3. In the left sidebar, click Security & analysis.
    "Security & analysis" tab in repository settings
  4. Under "Dependabot alerts", in the search field, start typing the name of the person or team you'd like to find, then click a name in the list of matches.
    Search field for granting people or teams access to security alerts
  5. Click Save changes.
    "Save changes" button for changes to security alert settings

Removing access to security alerts

  1. On GitHub, navigate to the main page of the repository.
  2. Under your repository name, click Settings.
    Repository settings button
  3. In the left sidebar, click Security & analysis.
    "Security & analysis" tab in repository settings
  4. Under "Dependabot alerts", to the right of the person or team whose access you'd like to remove, click .
    "x" button to remove someone's access to security alerts for your repository

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