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Add a hint for creating a webhook. It should always be the `application/json` content type.
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Serverless tool that detects secrets and passwords in your pull requests - one file at a time.

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Command line mode

To start using tool without setting up webhooks etc. you can start scanning local directories right after downloading the source code:

npm install --no-optional
npm run build
npm run cli ./src/

JSON output

To trigger JSON format for the output report you need to set JSON_OUTPUT=1 environment variable.

→ JSON_OUTPUT=1 node ./dist/cli.js ./test/fixtures/integration/dir.with.secrets/foo/ | jq
  "result": {
    "./test/fixtures/integration/dir.with.secrets/foo//bar.js": [
    "./test/fixtures/integration/dir.with.secrets/foo//foo.json": [


It's possible to run Repo Supervisor inside the Docker container. It gives you more flexibility and you don't need to configure your local environment with Node.JS and npm. At first you need to build up the Docker image:

docker build -t repo-supervisor .

To run the tool inside Docker container you need to trigger a specific command:

docker run -it --rm -v /local/path/on/your/host:/opt/scan_me repo-supervisor /bin/bash -c "source ~/.bashrc && JSON_OUTPUT=1 node /opt/repo-supervisor/dist/cli.js /opt/scan_me"

As a result it should return detected secrets in JSON format:

→ docker run -it --rm -v /local/path/on/your/host:/opt/scan_me repo-supervisor /bin/bash -c "source ~/.bashrc && JSON_OUTPUT=1 node /opt/repo-supervisor/dist/cli.js /opt/scan_me"


The recommended way is to clone this repository, install required dependencies and run script to deploy a script on the platform.

 git clone
 cd repo-supervisor

 npm install
 GITHUB_TOKEN=<token> JWT_SECRET=<secret> npm run deploy

After script was deployed it will return a URL address to your webtask which then you can use to setup a webhook.

If you want to deploy webtask with profile different than a standard one you should set env. variable called WT_PROFILE=myprofile just before or right after GITHUB_TOKEN variable.


Installing webhook is easy and there is no difference to other webhooks provided by i.e. Zapier or IFTTT.

Before installing a webhook you need to build and install this tool. As a result npm run deploy should return the URL address to your deployed webtask. Point your Payload URL to webtask url and you're ready to go.

❗️ Please ensure that the Content type for a webhook is set to application/json. ❗️

Which events would you like to trigger this webhook?

  • Let me select individual events.
  • Pull request


After installing all required packages with npm the one additional tool is wt-cli to communicate with

If you don't have an account then create a new one, it's free. All details related to wt-cli are available in the documentation.

Installation process:

npm install -g wt-cli


It happens sometimes that you can commit secrets or passwords to your repository by accident. The recommended best practice is not commit the secrets, that's obvious. But not always that obvious when you have a big merge waiting to be reviewed.

This tool allows you to setup a webhook that waits for the Pull Requests and scans all interesting files to check for leaked secrets. Every time PR is updated it rescans latest changes and generates a report.

Both acknowledge and rejection actions are triggering Slack notification which allows to whether improve or fix secrets detection rules.

Acknowledge report (YES): Approve that report as valid, detected strings are actual secrets.

Reject report (NO): Reject report, detected secrets are not credentials but only object identifiers, messages or other not related strings. It will help to improve the false-positives ratio.

Security checks

Tool is easily extendable by adding new filter and parsers for a specific format, for now we support json and js parsing.

  • Entropy Meter - measures the level of entropy for extracted strings. The higher the entropy the higher probability of detecting a secret/password.


Testing this tool is super easy without a need to install the actual source code on the webtask platform.

1. Start local wt-cli server

 cd repo-supervisor
 GITHUB_TOKEN=<github_token> JWT_SECRET=<random_secret> npm start

It will trigger the built-in server and listen by default at localhost on port 7070 if not changed (env: PORT, HOST).

2. Run local ngrok tunnel

ngrok http 7070


Session Status                online
Region                        United States (us)
Web Interface       
Forwarding           -> localhost:7070
Forwarding           -> localhost:7070

3. Setup webhook URL so it points to ngrok URL.

Ngrok is a really useful tool, it allows you to inspect every request send to your ngrok's endpoint so you can verify data in/out.


All required dependencies are enforced in specific versions on the platform by using metadata setting.

--meta wt-node-dependencies=$(./bin/ script returns a list of dependencies extracted from package.json file.

→ ./bin/

Without the enforcement policy it would break the installation since older version of libraries are not compatible with current code.

What is Auth0?

Auth0 helps you to:

  • Add authentication with multiple authentication sources, either social like Google, Facebook, Microsoft Account, LinkedIn, GitHub, Twitter, Box, Salesforce, amont others, or enterprise identity systems like Windows Azure AD, Google Apps, Active Directory, ADFS or any SAML Identity Provider.
  • Add authentication through more traditional username/password databases.
  • Add support for linking different user accounts with the same user.
  • Support for generating signed Json Web Tokens to call your APIs and flow the user identity securely.
  • Analytics of how, when and where users are logging in.
  • Pull data from other sources and add it to the user profile, through JavaScript rules.

Create a free account in Auth0

  1. Go to Auth0 and click Sign Up.
  2. Use Google, GitHub or Microsoft Account to login.

Issue Reporting

If you have found a bug or if you have a feature request, please report them at this repository issues section. Please do not report security vulnerabilities on the public GitHub issue tracker. The Responsible Disclosure Program details the procedure for disclosing security issues.




This project is licensed under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.