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Backstage Security Insights Plugin

See Security Insights for your components in Backstage

Created by Roadie

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A screenshot of the Security Insights plugin. It is showing a security insights for a sample component.

Installation steps

Install the plugin into Backstage.

// packages/app
yarn add @roadiehq/backstage-plugin-security-insights

Add a Security Insights tab to your Backstage components.

// packages/app/src/components/catalog/EntityPage.tsx
import { EntitySecurityInsightsContent } from '@roadiehq/backstage-plugin-security-insights';

const serviceEntityPage = (
      title="Security Insights">
      <EntitySecurityInsightsContent />

Add the Security insights widget to the component overview (optional)

// packages/app/src/components/catalog/EntityPage.tsx
import {
} from '@roadiehq/backstage-plugin-security-insights';

// ...
const overviewContent = (
  <Grid container spacing={3} alignItems="stretch">
      <EntitySwitch.Case if={isSecurityInsightsAvailable}>
        <Grid item md={6}>
          <EntitySecurityInsightsCard />
    // ...

Run the backstage app with the following command and navigate to the services tab.

yarn dev

Found a mistake? Update these instructions.

Things to know

GitHub Advanced Security

This plugin requires features provided by GitHub advanced security. Specifically, it calls the code-scanning endpoints. Advanced security is free for public repos but not for private repos even on GitHub Enterprise plans. It must be purchased separately.

You can check if you have Advanced Security enabled by navigating to your repo in GitHub and checking under Security -> Overview -> “Code scanning alerts”.


This plugin does not currently support displaying dependabot warnings. If this is something you’d like to see please create an issue in GitHub.

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