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Getting Started with Discover

Requirements

Implement SDD

Sensitive data discovery (SDD) is an Immuta Discover feature that scans your data sources and applies relevant tags when data is recognized. This eliminates a manual tagging process for your data, saving you time and providing standard taxonomy across all your data sources.

To learn more, see the Data discovery page.

Enable sensitive data discovery

Enable sensitive data discovery (SDD) to start using the Default Framework on all of your registered data sources. This out-of-the-box framework discovers common data types and tags them automatically when a new data source is registered.

  1. Turn on SDD
  2. Contact your Immuta representative to turn on native SDD for Snowflake and Databricks
  3. Trigger SDD on a data source

Configure SDD for your data

For additional control, create your own patterns to recognize the data that matters to you. Add these patterns to new frameworks and specify the data sources that need this framework. This fine-level control creates automatic tagging that is relevant and accurate to your data, requiring fewer manual adjustments to the resulting tags.

  1. Customize SDD for your data:
    1. Create patterns
    2. Create a framework
    3. Create rules
  2. Assign your framework to specific data sources

Adjust Discovered tags

If you have any tags that are applied to your data sources by SDD that you don't want, you can easily disable these tags for each data source. This ensures that they will not be applied to the data source again if SDD is re-run.

  1. Verify tags
  2. Disable Discovered tags

Reference pages:

Immuta comes with a default framework containing built-in Discovered tags and built-in patterns. These patterns and tags can be used in your own frameworks.

  1. Built-in Discovered tags
  2. Built-in patterns

Implement classification

Classification is an Immuta Discover feature that categorizes your data based on the content and the associated risk the data poses. This increases your understanding of your data and allows you to make faster decisions about it.

Enable classification

Contact your Immuta representative to turn on classification and the data dashboard for your Immuta tenant.

Activate a framework

Activate any of the following frameworks:

Complete the following steps for each framework you want to activate:

  1. Navigate to Discover and select the Classification tab.
  2. Click the more actions icon in the Actions column for the framework you want to activate.
  3. Select Activate.

Configure classification for your data

To configure or manage a framework using the Immuta API, see the Frameworks API reference page.

Adjust classification tags

If you have any tags that are applied to your data sources by classification that you don't want, you can easily disable these tags for each data source. This ensures that they will not be applied to the data source again when classification is re-run.

  1. Assess your data source tags.
  2. Tune your data dictionaries.