Discovery executions

Once you created the sensitive data discovery rules you want to use, you can start the discovery process to generate findings. Sensitive data discovery can be started on the rule list.

Table of contents
Starting sensitive data discovery
Discovery details
Execution history

Starting sensitive data discovery

To run sensitive data discovery using a single rule, select the Run discovery option on the right. To run the discovery process with more than one rule, select the rules you want on the checkboxes on the left side of the rule list, and then select the Run discovery on selected rules option.

Starting sensitive data discovery Figure 1: Starting sensitive data discovery

Once the sensitive data discovery is complete, every finding will have the default Unknown status assigned. This can be seen on the rule list and can be used to quickly check the number of findings of a single rule. The status of findings can be changed in the findings list.

Discovery details

Once the sensitive data discovery is started, you will be redirected to the Discovery details page. Here you will find information about the current sensitive data discovery process such as the rules that are used during sensitive data discovery, the user that started the process, when did it start and end, how long it took to complete, did it complete successfully, etc.

If sensitive data discovery is still running, you can track the progress using the progress bar and real-time log. You can stop the sensitive data discovery process by using the Abort button on the right. Options to re-run sensitive data discovery, represented by the Re-run button, and a shortcut to generated findings, represented by the magnifier button, can also be found here.

Discovery rules list with numbers of findings Figure 2: Discovery details with numbers of findings

Discovery history

Details about each sensitive data discovery execution are saved and can be viewed on the discovery history page which can be accessed by clicking on the book icon in the top right of the rule list. Each execution is represented as a row in a list along with basic information required to identify specific executions. Selecting an execution will result in a redirect to the discovery details page with information about the chosen discovery execution.

Discovery history Figure 4: Discovery history