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Getting Started with External Catalogs

The how-to guides linked on this page illustrate how to link an external catalog with Immuta to ingest tags and add value to the Immuta modules: Secure and Discover.

Best practice: external catalog

Use a single catalog; having more than one can lead to multiple truths and data leaks.

Requirement: A catalog with tags that correspond to your Immuta data sources

Configuration process

  1. Connect your Alation catalog to Immuta.
  2. Link the Alation catalog to Immuta data sources.
  3. When changes are made to the external catalog, refresh external tags.

Requirements:

  • A physical data dictionary with assets that correspond to your Immuta data sources
  • The Collibra global role Catalog or Catalog Author

Configuration process

  1. Connect your Collibra catalog to Immuta.
  2. Link the Collibra catalog to Immuta data sources.
  3. When changes are made to the external catalog, refresh external tags.

Requirements:

Configuration process

  1. Connect your custom REST Catalog to Immuta.
  2. When changes are made to the external catalog, refresh external tags.

Requirements:

  • A Snowflake user who can set the following permissions:

    1. GRANT IMPORTED PRIVILEGES ON DATABASE snowflake
    2. GRANT APPLY TAG ON ACCOUNT
  • Snowflake Enterprise Edition or higher

Configuration process

  1. Configure Snowflake tag ingestion to Immuta.

    Enable Snowflake tag ingestion with Snowflake integration

    Snowflake tag ingestion can be enabled when configuring a Snowflake integration from the App Settings page. Use this how-to if you want Snowflake object tags to be ingested into Immuta but do not want users to query data sources natively in Snowflake.

  2. When changes are made to the tags in Snowflake, refresh external tags