Configuring Entities in Entity Manager


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Entities are the personally identifiable information (PII) types that you can discover with Activate. You can view and configure entities from Entity Manager.

For built-in entity types, you can configure the sensitivity and keyword details. For entity types that you create, you can configure all of the entity details.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Activate.

    The Activate page appears.

  2. Under Settings, click the Entity Manager tile.

    The Entity manager page appears.

  3. Under Entity List, click the entity type you want to configure.

    Tip: Use the search bar and the filters to filter the Entity List.

    The entity properties appear in the section to the right of Entity list.

  4. Configure the entity as follows:




    Disable the entity.

    When you disable an entity, the entity type will no longer be discoverable in future data collection operations.

    You can re-enable the entity at a later time, but you must perform a data collection operation before you can discover the entity in your data sources.

    • In the upper-right corner, click Disable.

    Edit the entity details.

    For entities that you create, you can edit all of the entity details. For built-in entity types, you can only edit the keywords and sensitivity levels.

    1. In the upper-right corner, click Edit.

      Depending on the type of entity you selected, the fields in Entity Details become editable.

    2. Click the field name, and configure the entity as needed.

  5. When you are finished configuring the entity, click Save.