Just in case no one else mentioned it, if you mistakenly commit a secret to a git repo, you need to make sure to get it out of the git history as well. help.github.com/articles/removing-... If you are curious if a git repo has had secrets accidentally committed to it in the past you can use tools like TruffleHog to search for them github.com/dxa4481/truffleHog
You need to consider the secret compromised, and you hate to revoke that key. Cleaning up the history is then a lesser concern...
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