Creating file activity policies for SharePoint

Use the Policy Builder for Files to set up file activity monitoring for SharePoint.

About this task

After you establish a connection between your monitoring agent and the Guardium system, you can configure FAM for SharePoint by creating and installing a policy.
Note: You can no longer configure FAM for SharePoint using the configuration app. Any manual change to the configuration file triggers an alert.


  1. Go to Protect > Security Policies > Policy Builder for Files.
  2. Click Create new policy to create a new policy.
  3. To enter the type of policy, click the drop down box and select SharePoint.
  4. Enter a name for the new policy. The policy can be saved after a rule is defined.
  5. To add existing rules to the policy:
    1. Click Show Templates. The Rule Templates table opens.
    2. Optionally filter the list with the filter function.
    3. Select one or more rules and click Move
  6. To create a new rule:
    1. Click create new rule to open the Create New Rule window.
    2. Name the rule, and click Next.
    3. Specify a datasource manually, by selecting from a list of datasources, or by selecting a group of datasources and click Next.

      SharePoint datasources appear in the following format: <The name of the server where the agent is installed>:FAM-SP.

  7. Define rule criteria by entering the site URL. Exclude accounts, if appropriate..
  8. Select the Specify action for specific operation or group check box to specify the operations that require monitoring, and the appropriate rule action. If the check box is not selected, all operations are monitored by default.
    Note: The operations that are selected override the settings on the configuration app of the monitoring agent.
  9. To configure an existing rule:
    1. Click Edit rule to change the name, modify the other attributes as relevant, and click Save.
    2. Delete a rule by selecting it and clicking Delete rule.
  10. Click Save to save the policy, or Save and Install to install the policy immediately. For more information, see Using the Policy Installation tool.