Retention protects business-critical files while helping Administrators comply with data retention laws, regulations, and contract requirements. Default retention policies set in Protect will preserve all files in Connect sources for a designated time. These default policies act as a fallback i.e. only if there are no policy matches for a given file, the default retention period if configured would apply. If multiple retention periods cover the same files, the longest of the retention periods will apply. Learn how to set up a default retention period below.  

Set a Default Retention Period

  1. Navigate to Settings, expand the Content Lifecycle drop-down, and click General.

  2. Click Edit to change the default retention period for the Connect content source.


  3. Select the default retention period from the drop-down or choose Custom to create your own.


  4. Once selected, click Save to apply your changes.