Discovery scenarios

Create a new discovery scenario or select an existing discovery scenario to copy or edit.


  1. Navigate to Discover > Classification > Discover Sensitive Data.
  2. Create, copy, or edit a discovery scenario.
    • Click the new icon to create a new scenario.
    • Click the copy icon to copy an existing scenario or template. When copying a discovery scenario, click the Reuse button to reuse the classification policy associated with the scenario or click the Create copy button to create and use a copy of the classification policy.
    • Click an existing scenario name from the Discovery Scenarios list to begin editing that scenario.
    Discovery scenarios are displayed in the following format: scenario name (classification policy name) (datasource type). For example, a discovery scenario named discover_cadl using the classification policy policy_cadl and used with Relational type datasources is displayed as discover_cadl (policy_cadl) (Relational).
    Some discovery scenarios or templates are provided by default, including the following:
    GDPR [template]
    The GDPR [template] scenario provides the latest set of discovery rules and language support for your GDPR compliance strategy. Templates can be copied or edited and saved under a different name, and the GDPR [template] will always receive the latest GDPR discovery rules and language support.
    The GDPR scenario provides a basic set of discovery rules that can be used as part of a GDPR readiness strategy. You can edit and save changes to the GDPR scenario, but the scenario will not receive updated rules or language support over time.
    Important: If the GDPR [template] is available, using the older GDPR scenario is not recommended because the GDPR scenario does not receive updates.
    When editing a pre-defined discovery template and saving the changes, Guardium automatically saves the scenario under a unique name in the format Copy [timestamp] of [discovery template name]. For example, editing and saving the GDPR [template] scenario results in a discovery scenario named Copy [2018-01-01 12:00:00] of GDPR [template].