The GitHub code scanner feature was enhanced by a “default setup” option. This allows developers to set up code scanning in just a few clicks. It also makes it simpler to make changes automatically.
The CodeQL code analysis engine powers GitHub’s code scanner. This engine is compatible with many languages and compilers. It also supports GitHub’s code scanning. The new option is only available for the following language repositories:
Walker Chabbott is GitHub’s product market manager. He stated that the company plans to expand its support for a variety of languages over the course of the next six-months, GitHub .
Use the code scanning option.
These are the steps to take to set up the code scanning option.
- You must first navigate to code security and analysis in the repo settings.
- Next, click on the drop-down menu “Set up”.
- Next, select the default option.
- This is it.
When you select this option, the default configuration summary is automatically generated from repository content.
This category includes:
- The repository contains languages
- Use query packs
- Scans will be triggered by certain events
The future version of this option will allow users to choose the one that works for them. Click “Enable codeQL” to enable it to scan the repository for potential vulnerabilities. It will then help you make more secure software, by patching any flaws found.
With the September 2019 acquisition of Semmle’s code-analysis platform by , the CodeQL engine code-analysis tool has been added to the GitHub platform to enhance its capabilities.
GitHub Satellite released the beta version of their code scanning software in May 2020. The service became generally accessible in September 2020.
GitHub provides code scanning as well as advanced security for GitHub Enterprise private repositories. This advanced security feature is available for free to all public repositories.
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