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Build secure apps on a trusted platform. Embed security in your developer workflow and foster collaboration with a DevSecOps framework.

Securely deliver innovative apps at DevOps speed

As new types of cybersecurity attacks rise, harden your development environment and software supply chain by integrating security early in the development cycle. DevSecOps combines GitHub and Azure products and services to help DevOps and SecOps teams collaborate in building more secure apps.

Help protect your environment by involving everyone in your organization in building and operating secure applications. "Shift-left" security is about incorporating security thinking in the earliest stages of development, from planning to development, packaging, and deployment. Detect potential security vulnerabilities automatically at code review time by integrating security into the developer workflow with Microsoft Visual Studio and GitHub.

Achieve better control of your software supply chain when using third-party code and open-source software for your applications. Develop with confidence using Azure and GitHub products and services that inspect your code in production, and trace third-party components in use for increased security.

Use an extensive set of Azure services that make operating your application more convenient and safe. Run your code on managed application platforms, including Kubernetes, and use trusted services to manage your keys, tokens, and secrets more securely. Increase confidence in the security of your environment with policies. Help ensure smooth, safe operations with real-time monitoring solutions for your applications and infrastructure.

Help protect your application, code, and infrastructure with tight access control. Azure offers leading identity services for your organization’s internal users and external consumers who access your applications. Use the DevSecOps tools and identity platform to secure access to your code on GitHub, manage granular permissions for Azure resources, and offer authentication and authorization services for your applications.

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Get advanced features that help you secure your app's code and dependencies with GitHub, the world’s most popular developer platform.

  • Identify vulnerabilities in your code with GitHub Advanced Security and CodeQL, the industry’s leading semantic code analysis engine.
  • Identify and remediate security issues in your dependencies using security alerts and automated security updates (Dependabot).
  • Get alerts with secret scanning when credentials and tokens are mistakenly committed into source control.

Confidently build production-ready container images with full end-to-end traceability. When you use Azure Pipelines for continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD), your code is compiled and packaged into a Docker container on each commit and automatically deployed to a test environment. Trace the commits, work items, and artifacts of every image to understand the code running in your environment.

Production container images are stored on Azure Container Registry, where they are automatically scanned for vulnerabilities via container integration with Microsoft Defender for Cloud.

Deploy your AKS cluster directly from your CI/CD pipeline, using infrastructure-as-code solutions such as Terraform.

Use Azure Policy with AKS to help ensure that operations are compliant.

Use Azure Key Vault to help securely store keys, certificates, tokens, and other secrets, so your applications can load them at run time. This is a safer alternative than including them with your applications' code.

Whether you're building an external-facing or internal line-of-business app, use Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to manage identity and access control.

Alleviate the need for managing Azure service principal secrets and other cloud credentials in the GitHub secret store with Azure AD workload identity federation capabilities. Manage all cloud resource access more securely in Azure. These capabilities also minimize the risk of service downtime due to expired credentials in GitHub.

Authenticate users with your organization’s directory and rely on advanced security features such as multifactor authentication, identity protection, and anomalous activity reports.

Help protect access to your Azure resources and the Azure portal with granular role-based access control (RBAC).

Manage access to your business-to consumer applications for external users with Azure Active Directory B2C.

Monitor your application and infrastructure in real-time using Azure Monitor. Identify issues with your code and potentially suspicious activities and anomalies.

Azure Monitor integrates with release pipelines in Azure Pipelines to enable automatic approval of quality gates or release rollback based on monitoring data.

Learn how to secure all your enterprise DevOps environments

Explore the ideal secure setup of Enterprise DevOps tools and practices. This e-book focuses specifically on hardening developer, DevOps platform, and application environments.

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GitHub Enterprise

Innovate at scale by securely bringing open-source code and best practices to your enterprise projects.

Azure Boards

Plan, track, and discuss work across your teams.

Azure AD

Manage, control, and monitor access to critical resources in your organization with identity and access management.

Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Identify potential areas of risk in your application's infrastructure.

GitHub Codespaces

Leverage blazing-fast cloud developer environments powered by Visual Studio Code and backed by high-performance virtual machines (VMs) that start in seconds.

DevSecOps in Azure

If your business is storing custom or client data, develop solutions to cover the management and interface of this data with security in mind. DevSecOps utilizes security best practices from the beginning of development, rather than auditing at the end, using a shift-left strategy.

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Customers are securely delivering innovation with DevSecOps

Gjensidige puts security front-and-center in new application platform

Gjensidige uses DevSecOps tooling to help developers write more secure code, embrace security best practices, and respond quickly to software supply chain vulnerabilities.


Securely reducing deployment time securely at DevOps speed

To improve deployment time, CDT implemented Azure and GitHub for their DevSecOps processes, CI/CD, and infrastructure. Now their teams can collaborate and release code faster and more securely.

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"As part of the best practices for DevSecOps, we recommend our DevSecOps platform, methods, and GitHub as a key part of this ecosystem. As our customers' processes mature, we expect to see more and more use of GitHub Enterprise."

Naresh Choudhary, Vice President of Reuse and Tools, Infosys

Adopting security as company culture with DevSecOps

"The culture of the company has been built from communication and interactions where security is everyone's responsibility. Whether you're an engineer or you're a product manager, you have to care about security, just like you have to care about the functionality and quality of the product."

Emilio Escobar, Chief Information Security Officer, Datadog

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