Adding Object Storage Data Sources to a Project


Applies to: Amazon S3, Azure Blob, Google Cloud

You can add cloud object storage data sources to a project. After a data source is crawled, the sensitive information (entities) defined in the data classification plan associated with the project is discovered in the data source.

Before You Begin

  • Ensure that a new or an existing project that you want to select is created with an inventory and the data classification plan for sensitive data governance.

  • The access node must have the Cloud Apps and Index Gateway packages installed.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Activate.

    The Activate page appears.

  2. Under Data Governance, click Sensitive data governance.

    The Sensitive data governance page appears.

  3. Under Quick start, click Object storage.

    The Quick start page appears.

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

    Tip: To add a project, under Add project, enter the details required. For more information, see Creating a Project.

  5. Click Next.

    The Add object storage page appears.

  6. On the Select object storage tab, do either of the following:

    • To select the server that you want to analyze, select the check box for the server.

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

    • To add a server to the inventory, click Add server.

      The following object storage repositories are supported:

  7. Click Next.

  8. On the Configuration tab, in the Data source name box, enter a display name for the data source.

  9. In the Directory path box, enter or browse the path to the data on the server you want to analyze.

  10. Click Finish.


A data collection job automatically starts.

What to Do Next

After the data collection job is complete, you can start analyzing data using the overview dashboards.

Creating a Data Classification Plan