GitLeaks - Searches full repo history for secrets and keys 🔑

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Usage and Explanation

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./gitleaks [options] <url/path>
Gitleaks audits local and remote repos by running regex checks against all commits.


usage: gitleaks [options] <URL>/<path_to_repo>

 -u --user              Git user mode
 -r --repo              Git repo mode
 -o --org               Git organization mode
 -l --local             Local mode, gitleaks will look for local repo in <path>
 -t --temp              Clone to temporary directory
 -v --verbose           Verbose mode, will output leaks as gitleaks finds them
 --report-path=<STR>    Save report to path, gitleaks default behavior is to save report to pwd
 --clone-path=<STR>     Gitleaks will clone repos here, default pwd
 --concurrency=<INT>    Upper bound on concurrent diffs
 --since=<STR>          Commit to stop at
 --b64Entropy=<INT>     Base64 entropy cutoff (default is 70)
 --hexEntropy=<INT>     Hex entropy cutoff (default is 40)
 -e --entropy           Enable entropy
 -h --help              Display this message
 --token=<STR>          Github API token
 --stopwords            Enables stopwords

Exit Codes

0Gitleaks succeeded with no leaks
1Gitleaks failed or wasn't attempted due to execution failure
2Gitleaks succeeded and leaks were present during the audit
Use these codes to hook gitleaks into whatever pipeline you're running


Run audit on current working directory if .git is present
gitleaks --local $HOME/audits/some/repo
Run audit on repo located in HOME/audits/some/repo if .git is present
Run audit on and clone repo to
gitleaks --clone-path=$HOME/Desktop/audits
Run audit on and clone repo to $HOME/Desktop/audits
gitleaks --temp
Run audit on and clone repo to $TMPDIR (this will remove repos after audit is complete)
gitleaks --temp -u
Run audit on all of some-user's repos. Again, --temp flag will clone all repos into $TMPDIR after be removed after audit

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