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The first step in setting up Egnyte Secure & Govern is to add one or more Content Sources that you wish to monitor. The more sources you add, the more secure your content will be. You can add Cloud and On-premises Content Sources, so it will be monitored no matter where your data is located. This article will walk you through how to add a Cloud Content Source for Egnyte and OneDrive for Business.

All cloud sources must be reauthorized at least once every 5 years. If they are not, the source will become disconnected until reauthorization is completed. Admin are notified via email whenever a cloud source becomes disconnected. Additionally, there are indications in several of the Secure & Govern web pages indicating a source has been disconnected (sensitive content, content lifecycle and the content source settings)

Supported Cloud Content Sources

Add Cloud Content Source

Egnyte

  1. From the home page, select Settings, click Add Cloud Source and select Egnyte to begin.
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  2. Click Next.
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    To add an Egnyte source, you must be set up with Admin credentials in Egnyte Collaborate.

  3. Enter your Egnyte domain name and click Next.
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  4. Authenticate as an Admin User in the Egnyte login window that pops up. Egnyte Secure & Govern will access the Egnyte domain as this user. Click Continue in the popup window after authenticating.

    We suggest that you create a dedicated Admin Service Account within the domain for Egnyte Secure & Govern. Using a distinct account will ensure that access by Egnyte Secure & Govern is segregated within audit reports for the domain. 

  5. Click here for steps to create an Admin Service Account. When creating the Admin Service Account, remember to add "Secure&Govern" to the username as it will help to easily separate actions taken via Secure & Govern.
  6. Specify a source name or use the default option and click Next.
  7. Choose any folder paths you wish to exclude within the source from scanning. If you want to exclude a path, click on the corresponding checkbox. The checkmark will turn to a red X, indicating that the path, and all sub-folders, are excluded. Egnyte Secure & Govern won't access any folders or content under these paths. Click Finish to save your selection.

    By excluding folder paths, no issues or sensitive content will be detected within these paths. For full coverage, we recommend that you do not exclude paths. You can change this configuration at any time after adding the source.
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  8. Your newly added source will appear in the Cloud Content Sources list below.
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Scanning for the access control issue begins immediately. Issues will appear within the Issues tab as they are found. You will receive a summary email outlining all issues found within the source once the initial scan of the source has been completed. After the initial scan, the source will be continuously monitored for new issues and updates to existing issues.

OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online

  1. From the home page, select Settings, click Add Cloud Source, and select Microsoft.
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  2. Click Next.
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    You must have Global Administrator credentials with OneDrive for Business to add it as a source.

  3. Enter your OneDrive or Microsoft Office 365 login credentials and click Next.

    If you're already logged into OneDrive or Microsoft Office 365, select the appropriate account from the list and enter your password.

  4. Specify a source name or use the default option and click Next.
  5. Your newly added source will appear in the Cloud Content Sources list.

Exchange Online

Egnyte Secure & Govern allows you to classify content from emails and attachments within your Exchange Online server. You can set up access to Exchange Online by adding Microsoft/Office 365 as a source and completing an additional optional step.

Click here for more details on adding Exchange Online as a content source.

Google Drive and Gmail

Click here for more details on adding Google Drive and Gmail as content sources.

Microsoft Azure Storage

  1. From the home page, select Settings, click Add Cloud Source and select Microsoft Azure Storage.
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  2. Click on Access Key and enter your Azure Account Name and Account Key. If you don't already have these details, refer to this article to view the account access key. Then click on Register.
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  3. Click on Allow Access for Egnyte to access the content of your Azure Storage.screen-3.png
  4. Your newly added source will appear in the Cloud Content Sources list.

Microsoft Azure Files

  1. From the home page, select Settings, click Add Cloud Source and select Microsoft Azure Files.
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  2. Click on Access Key and enter your Azure Account Name and Account Key. If you don't already have these details, refer to this article to view the account access key. Then click on Register.
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  3. Click on Allow Access for Egnyte to access the content of your Azure Storage.
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  4. Your newly added source will appear in the Cloud Content Sources list.

Amazon S3 Storage

  1. Verify required permissions for S3 identity/user you intend to connect with:
    -s3:GetObject, s3:ListAllMyBuckets, s3:ListBucket, s3:GetBucketLocation, s3:ListObjects
    -Guide for AWS permissions: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/config/latest/developerguide/s3-bucket-policy.html#required-permissions-in-another-account
    -Example of granting permissions: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/userguide/example-walkthroughs-managing-access-example1.html#grant-permissions-to-user-in-your-account-step1
  2. From the home page, select Settings, click Add Cloud Source, and select Amazon S3 Storage.
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  3. Enter the desired label for the source and details like S3 Identity (Access Key ID) and S3 Secret (Secret Access Key). If you don't already have an Access Key ID or the Secret Access Key, then refer to this article to create one.
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  4. Click on Allow Access for Egnyte to access the content of your Amazon S3 storage.
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  5. Your newly added source will appear in the Cloud Content Sources list.

Egnyte will not be able to access any S3 buckets that do not conform to the current AWS naming conventions listed here - Bucket naming rules - Amazon Simple Storage Service

Dropbox Storage

Connecting Dropbox storage requires a minimum of a Dropbox Business account. Personal Dropbox accounts cannot be connected

  1. From the home page, select Settings, click Add Cloud Source, and select Dropbox Storage.
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  2. Enter the desired label for the source and click on Register.
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  3. Click on Allow Access for the Dropbox Connector to access Egnyte
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  4. Enter the email address and password to your Dropbox Admin account
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  5. Your newly added source will appear in the Cloud Content Sources list.

Add Additional Sources

Click Add Cloud Source again and follow the related steps to add additional Cloud Sources. If you wish to add on-premise SharePoint or Windows File Server sources, check out this article or contact Egnyte Support for assistance.

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