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Published : Apr 26, 2023
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Apr 2023
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Gitleaks is an open-source SAST (static application security testing) command line tool for detecting and preventing hardcoded secrets like passwords, API keys and tokens in Git repositories. It can be used as a Git pre-commit hook or in the CI/CD pipeline. Our teams found Gitleaks to be more sensitive than some of the other secret-scanning tools. Gitleaks utilizes regular expressions and entropy string coding to detect secrets. In our experience, the flexibility to supply custom regex along with entropy coding allowed the teams to better categorize secrets based on their needs. For example, instead of categorizing all API keys as "generic-api-key," it allowed categorization as specific "cloud provider key."

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