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Data Governor FAQs

For detailed instructions and information for each question, click on the links provided to redirect to the corresponding section in our Documentation.

What are acknowledgement statements?

Acknowledgement Statements ensure that project members are aware of (and agree to) all Purpose-Based Restrictions before accessing the project's content. Each Purpose is associated with its own Acknowledgement Statement, so a project with multiple Purposes would require users to accept more than one Acknowledgement Statement. Immuta records whether each project member has agreed to the Acknowledgement Statement(s), the Purpose associated with the acknowledgement, the time of the acknowledgement, and the text of the acknowledgement itself. All Purposes are associated with the Default Acknowledgement Statement unless their statement has been customized.

What are Global policies?

Video Tutorial: Global Policy Using Data Attributes

Video Tutorial: Global Policy Using User Attributes

Created by Governors, Global policies define how users can access all data sources across an organization. These policies can be applied to all data sources in Immuta or to specific data sources that contain tags defined by the Governor.

What are Local policies?

Video Tutorial: Local Policy Using Data Attributes

Video Tutorial: Local Policy Using User Attributes

Created by Data Owners or Governors, Local policies define how users can access specific data sources within an organization.

How do I create tags?

Governors have the ability to create tags in the Governance section of the Immuta UI. Data Owners can apply these tags to their data sources and/or specific columns within data sources.

Can I use existing tags I've created?

You can pull external tags that you had previously defined in an external catalog (e.g. Collibra, Apache Atlas, etc.) from the Governance page.

How do I create purpose-based restrictions on data?

Video Tutorial: Purpose-based Restriction Policy

Purpose-based restrictions can be created by the Immuta Governor or Project Owners. For Data Governors, these restrictions are managed on the Governance page. For Project Owners, these restrictions are created on the My Projects page.

How do I run reports?

Immuta's Reports function allows instantaneous creation of reports that detail user activity across Immuta.

How do I manage project settings and restrictions?

Settings and restrictions for projects are edited from the Immuta Governance page. Only users with the GOVERNANCE permission can access these features.