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Usage and billing

Learn about usage computation and other aspects of your Semgrep licenses.



All Semgrep Pro products are free under the Team tier for 10 monthly contributors. These products include:

  • Semgrep AppSec Platform
  • Semgrep Code
  • Semgrep Supply Chain

A contributor is someone who has made at least one commit to a Semgrep-scanned private repository within the last month, starting from the date of license purchase if a license was purchased, or the date of account creation, for accounts using Semgrep within usage limits.

Any type of Semgrep Pro scan counts towards the contributor total. This includes:

  • Scanning with any Semgrep Pro product (Code, Supply Chain, and so on).
  • Full scans on a repository or partial scans on a pull or merge request.

If your company creates multiple Semgrep organizations, the ten-contributor limit applies across all of your organizations. You must purchase licenses for any additional contributors.

For example, if your company creates three Semgrep organizations, each with the following number of contributors:

  • Organization 1 has 8 contributors
  • Organization 2 has 9 contributors
  • Organization 3 has 10 contributors

Your company has 27 contributors across three organizations. You must purchase 17 licenses to use with the 10 free licenses you’ve received.

Usage computation

Contributors are calculated using git log over the past 30 days (a rolling interval), not the beginning of each month. The start date is either:

  • The date of your license purchase.
  • The date of account creation, if you and your team are within usage limits.

Bots and similar automations are excluded from this count.

Exceeding the free usage limit

Semgrep scans stop when the usage limit is exceeded. Resume scanning through:

  • A one-time 30-day free trial that starts automatically when the usage limit is exceeded for the first time.
  • Purchasing additional licenses.
  • Waiting for the next billing cycle.

If the first scan exceeds the usage limit, Semgrep still completes the first scan and a one-time 30-day free trial automatically starts. After the trial concludes, if scans are attempted on private repositories that exceed the usage limit, scans will not run until additional licenses are purchased.

Usage limit on public projects

Public projects have no limits on contributors.

Semgrep CLI commands subject to usage limits

The semgrep scan command is subject to the usage limit only if the scan is by a logged-in contributor. Semgrep computes contributor counts for any logged-in scan command (for example, semgrep ci, semgrep scan, and so on) when the Pro Engine, Supply Chain, or Pro rules are used.

Determine your plan needs

Within your team or organization, assess the number of contributors. Contributors are members of your organization that make commits. That determines the number of licenses needed for the plan purchase.

For example, if a project has 4 unique contributors who create commits during the billing period while Semgrep is scanning their repositories, only 4 licenses are required even if the organization has a total of 10 members. Contributors are counted only once even if they commit to many projects within the same organization, so no additional licenses are required.


You only need to buy licenses for contributors over 10. The eleventh contributor and onwards are charged. For example, an engineering team with 20 contributing developers will only pay for 10 licenses.

All members of the organization, regardless of contributor (license) status, have access to paid features for the chosen tier. This means that project managers and other non-programming roles can still view the Semgrep AppSec Platform dashboard.

Single-product purchases

You can choose to purchase a single product. Products can also be disabled from the Settings page.

Number of licenses per product

You must purchase an equal number of licenses for each product you intend to use. For example, you cannot purchase 4 licenses of Semgrep Supply Chain and 9 licenses of Semgrep Code.

Reconciliation of licenses and usage

If your organization exceeds the number of purchased licenses for the period defined in your contract, your organization will be charged based on the number of licenses that exceeded the purchased amount. The additional charge starts the month after the use of licenses exceeds the contracted amount.

Check in with your Semgrep Account Executive every 60 days if you need more licenses than initially purchased.

Example of license reconciliation

On January 21, you purchased annual licenses for 50 developers of Semgrep Supply Chain’s Team tier ($40 per developer per month). The 21 of the month is the start date of the annual contract. In the following month, on February 28, the number of used developer licenses exceeded the original purchased quantity by 20 users. This requires a contract adjustment.

Contract adjustment:

  • Since the organization’s use exceeded the amount of purchased licenses on February 28, the future date of March 21 is selected to align with the remaining months in the contract. There are 10 months remaining in the contract.
  • The additional amount charged, the add-on cost, is $8,000 ($40 per developer per month x 10 months x 20 users).
  • Resulting add-on cost: $8,000

Upgrade your plan

To upgrade to the Team tier using a credit card:

  1. Navigate to Settings > Usage & billing.
  2. Choose the product you want to upgrade. You can upgrade Semgrep Code, Semgrep Supply Chain, or both. Click Upgrade.
  3. Review the details of your order, and ensure that the number of licenses you're purchasing is accurate.
  4. Provide your payment details, and click Subscribe.

Payment menu

To purchase licenses for Semgrep Secrets, or to upgrade to the Enterprise tier, please contact us.


Team tier users who pay through a credit card are charged monthly. Enterprise tier users are charged at an agreed-upon billing cycle. For any concerns such as custom payment methods and billing cycles, send an email to to get in touch with our sales team.

Modify or cancel your plan

To modify or cancel your plan, send an email to

Pay for your plan

Pay through the following methods:

Pay using your credit card.
The payment will be processed through Stripe. If you need to change the credit card on file, please reach out to, and Semgrep will contact you for your updated credit card information.
Pay through a purchase order or invoice.

Send an email to to get in touch with our sales team.

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