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Manage Policies

Audience: Data Owners and Governors

Content Summary: This page details the immuta policy command, its subcommands and arguments, and the workflow for creating, renaming, cloning, and deleting Global Policies.

Command Overview: immuta policy

This command allows you to list, save, delete, and rename Global Policies in your instance of Immuta. The table below illustrates subcommands and arguments.

Subcommands Description Argument(s)
clone Clone and save all Global Policies to files. filepath
delete Delete a Global Policy by policy key. policy key
list List all Global Policy keys. n/a
rename Rename the Global Policy key. new policy key
save Create or update a Global Policy in Immuta. filepath

Options

Use these options to get more details about the policy command or any of its subcommands:

  • -h
  • --help

Create a Policy: immuta policy save

  1. Add your policy information in a valid YAML file for the V2 API. Additional payload examples for creating policies can be found here:

    name: Conditional Masking
    policyKey: data conditional masking
    type: data
    actions:
        - rules:
        - type: Masking
            config:
                fields:
                - type: columnTags
                    columnTag: Discovered.PII
                conditionalPredicate: "@columnTagged('Discovered.Country') = 'USA'"
                maskingConfig:
                    type: Hash
    circumstanceOperator: all
    circumstances:
        - type: columnTags
            columnTag: Discovered.PII
        - type: columnTags
            columnTag: Discovered.Country
    
  2. Run immuta policy save <filepath> [--dryRun] [--reCertify], referencing the file you just created. The options you can specify include

    • -d or --dryRun: No updates will actually be made.
    • -h or --help: Get more information about the command.
    • --reCertify: If the certification has changed, someone will need to re-certify this policy on all impacted data sources.

Examples

The example below illustrates a user listing all policies and then creating a policy called data conditional masking.

$ immuta policy list
CCPA
HIPAA De-identification (v2021.1.0)
New Column Added

$ immuta policy save ./test-policy.yml
{"dryRun":false,"creating":true,"updating":false,"policyId":4}

$ immuta policy list
CCPA
HIPAA De-identification (v2021.1.0)
New Column Added
data conditional masking

Rename a Policy Key: immuta policy rename

  1. Opt to list all policy keys to identify which policy you would like to rename by running immuta policy list. Options you can specify include

    • -h or --help: Get more information about the command.
    • -v or --verbose: Print response as JSON.
  2. Rename the policy key by running immuta policy rename <old policy key> <new policy key>, enclosing the name of the policy key in quotation marks. Options you can specify to get more information about this command include -h or --help.

Example

The example below illustrates a user renaming the data conditional masking policy key to Data Masking.

$ immuta policy list
CCPA
HIPAA De-identification (v2021.1.0)
New Column Added
data conditional masking

$ immuta policy rename "data conditional masking" "Data Masking"
{"oldPolicyKey":"data conditional masking","newPolicyKey":"Data Masking"}

$ immuta policy list
CCPA
Data Masking
HIPAA De-identification (v2021.1.0)
New Column Added

Clone Global Policies: immuta policy clone

Clone and save all Global Policies to a file by running immuta policy clone <filepath>. Options you can specify include

  • --force: Overwrite existing output directory targets. If this flag is omitted, you will receive an error when the output directory exists and is not empty.
  • -h, --help: Get more information about the command.
  • -v or --verbose: Print response as JSON.

Example

The example below illustrates cloning and saving all Global Policies to a policy folder. In this example, only one Global Policy existed: Test.

$ immuta policy clone ./your-file-path/policy-folder
Cloning all global policies...
Cloning: Test to Desktop/clone-policies/policy/Test.yaml

Delete a Policy: immuta policy delete

  1. Opt to list all policy keys to determine which policy key you would like to delete by running immuta policy list. Options you can specify include

    • -h or --help: Get more information about the command.
    • -v or --verbose: Print response as JSON.
  2. Delete a policy key by running immuta policy delete <policy key> [--dryRun]. Options you can specify include

    • -d or --dryRun: No updates will be made.
    • -h or --help: Get more information about the command.

Example

The example below illustrates a user deleting the Data Masking policy.

$ immuta policy list
CCPA
Data Masking
HIPAA De-identification (v2021.1.0)
New Column Added

$ immuta policy delete "Data Masking" --dryRun
{"dryRun":true,"deleting":"Data Masking"}

$ immuta policy delete "Data Masking"
{"dryRun":false,"deleting":"Data Masking"}

$ immuta policy list
CCPA
HIPAA De-identification (v2021.1.0)
New Column Added