Adding SharePoint Server Data Sources to a Project


You can add Microsoft SharePoint Online data sources to a project. After a data source is crawled, the personally identifiable information (PII) (entities) defined in the data classification plan associated with the project is discovered in the data source.

Note: If you created a classic SharePoint Online app with MFA enabled on the service account, you cannot analyze that app with Risk Analysis. To see the type of SharePoint Online app you have, go to Protect > Applications > Office 365, and then check the Type column.

Before You Begin


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Data Insights.

    The Data Insights page appears.

  2. Under Risk Analysis, click Sensitive data governance.

    The Sensitive data governance page appears.

  3. Under Quick start, click SharePoint.

    The Quick start page appears.

  4. On the Project tab, under Select project, from the Project list, select a project.

  5. Click Next.

    The Add SharePoint page appears.

  6. on the Select SharePoint tab, select the check box next to the server you want to add.

    Tip: If you do not see the server that you want to analyze, in the upper-right corner of the page, click Synchronize or Refresh inventory.

  7. Click Next.

  8. In Display name, enter a name for the server.

  9. From the Country name list, select the country where the server is located.

  10. From the Backup sets list, select the backup set.

  11. Click Browse.

    The Select a path dialog box appears.

  12. Click the check box next to the content that you want to add.

  13. Click Save.

  14. Click Finish.

    The server appears in the Data sources table, and a data collection job runs to crawl and to analyze the data in the data source.

What to Do Next

After you add the data source to the project, a data collection job runs to crawl and to analyze the data in the data source. If at a later time you want to update the data collected from the data source, you can run a data collection job from the data source details page. For more information, see Collecting Data from Data Sources.

Creating a Data Classification Plan