How to remove user sensitive data from github?

by cali_green , in category: Third Party Scripts , a month ago

How to remove user sensitive data from github?

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by cortez.connelly , a month ago


To remove sensitive data from GitHub, you can follow these steps:

  1. Locate the file or files containing the sensitive data in your repository.
  2. Delete the file or files from the repository using the GitHub web interface or a Git client.
  3. Create a new commit to reflect the changes.
  4. Push the new commit to the repository to update the remote repository.
  5. If the sensitive data was previously committed to the repository, you may need to rewrite the commit history to remove the sensitive data completely. You can use tools like git filter-branch or BFG Repo-Cleaner to rewrite the commit history.
  6. Make sure to notify any collaborators about the changes made to the repository to ensure they do not accidentally re-add the sensitive data.
  7. Consider implementing best practices for managing and protecting sensitive data in your repository in the future, such as using encryption or storing sensitive data in a secure location outside of the repository.