Removing all of my private repos from GitHub

Thu 31 May 2018 By jarv

Today I decided to remove all private repositories from GitHub. Why? Interesting that having private repositories generally meant that I was not being as careful about managing secrets properly. Checking in API tokens, keys and especially cloud tokens into git never a good idea and looking through some of my old private repos I was doing exactly that. So for others who are interested in going from a developer GitHub account back to free I highly recommend doing it! Granted it's only $5 a month savings but I definitely feel a bit more transparent than I did 15 minutes ago. :) For finding secrets you can use something like trufflehog to ensure that there no sensitive bits in your git history.