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How to Perform Metadata Discovery in RDBMS

The Metadata Discovery process allows user to perform discovery in the Relational Database Systems (RDBMS).


Following are the pre-requisites:

  1. Controller must be installed. For detailed information about the installation process, refer Install DSM Administrator in Linux and Install DSM Administrator in Windows.

  2. Discover IDP must be installed to perform detection process on the selected databases when creating a task. To know more on how to install Discover IDP in Linux and Windows environment, refer Install Discover IDP in Linux and Install Discover IDP in Windows.

Steps to Perform Metadata Discovery

The following section of this page outlines the step-by-step procedure to perform metadata discovery on sensitive information stored on different databases.

  1. The first step is to create a policy in the PK Protect. Policy allows you create a set of Sensitive Data Types which are presented in the files. You can define your policies as well. To know more about each field, refer DBMS Policy.

  2. The second step is to create a connection in RDBMS Connection Manager screen. In the Add New Connection screen, select the Location, Service and the Connection Details from given list. Now, fill the details for the selected data source for which you need to create a connection. The connection is established between controller and the IDP in order to access the database. To know more about each field, refer Create RDBMS Connection.

  3. The last step to perform Detection, is to create a task. The Task screen enables a user to select locations of the saved files in which sensitive information is stored. To know more on how to create a task, refer Create Task in RDBMS.

*Note: The steps for creating a task in RDBMS, RDS, and Azure are same. If you want to create a task for any of given modules, then select the module from the Select Module drop - down.

View Results

Once the task is executed successfully, the results get generated which depict what all information in the selected files were sensitive. A list of detailed information is displayed in the Results screen. To know more about each tab in the Results screen, refer RDBMS Detection Results.

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