Preventing secret leaks

I have added secrets to git repositories more than once in my lifetime.Once I even did it in a public repo.

One way to avoid this is to use a tool to detect secrets in the source code. This will come in the category of SAST tooling.

$ brew install gitleaks
$ brew install pre-commit
$ cd /path/to/repo
$ curl -o .gitleaks.toml
$ git add .gitleaks.toml
$ git commit .gitleaks.toml -m "Adding .gitleaks.toml"

// Run scan
$ gitleaks detect --config=.gitleaks.toml