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Add Content Sources

Content sources are logical containers for external systems (SharePoint and File Servers) to be crawled and classified. All your content sources are listed in the Sources section.

To add a content source

  1. In DDC Collector console, navigate to Sources Add and select one of the following:

    • Folder—Select if you want to monitor Windows File Servers, NetApp Filer or EMC Storage.
    • SharePoint—Select if you want to monitor SharePoint farm.
  2. Complete the following fields:

    Option Description

    Folder

    NOTE: Click Settings in the at the bottom of the dialog to expand advanced settings.

    Folders

    Enter the UNC path of the root folder where collection is to start. You can add either windows directories, or NetApp filer or EMC storage devices, to the index.

    NOTE: Multiple folders selection supported.

    Specify equal UNC paths for both: in Netwrix Auditor and DDC Collector. Any actions made over data sources configured in different way or locally (e.g., “C:\”) are out of scope. Otherwise, you need to map to the same server location and then restart the DDC Provider service.

    Username

    Specify the account used to process the folder.

    NOTE: It is recommended to create a dedicated account for this purpose and specify it here. This will, in particular, simplify filtering file crawling activity (read operations) by the service account name when reporting on file and folder access. To read more about configuring exclusions for Netwrix Auditor reports, refer to Configure Data Sources in Netwrix Auditor section.

    Password

    Provide a password for the account specified above.

    Depth Limit

    Select if you want to process data in sub-folders and set depth limit.

    Text Patterns

    Netwrix recommends using default values.

    Allow anonymous access

    This option is used to disable security filtering for selected sources. If unselected, the indexing processes will collect Windows Access Control Lists (ACLs) for the files and search results will be filtered based upon the end user's Windows identity.

    Netwrix recommends unselect this option. See Secure Your Data for more information.

    Duplicate Detection Enabled

    Select to exclude documents that contain the same text content from the index.

    Write classifications

    Netwrix recommends using default values.

    Re-Index Period

    Specifies how often the source should be checked for changes. Netwrix recommends using default values.

    Priority

    Netwrix recommends using default values.

    Max Collector Retries

    Netwrix recommends using default values.

    Document Type

    Specify a value that can be used to restrict queries when utilising the DDC Collector search index.

    Source Group

    Netwrix recommends using default values.

    SharePoint

    URL

    Enter the SharePoint Site Collection URL.

    NOTE: Multiple farms selection supported. List your SharePoint Site Collection URLs line by line, for example, in Notepad. Copy the list and paste it to the URL field.

    Specify equal URLs for both: in Netwrix Auditor and DDC Collector.

    Username

    Specify the account used to connect to a SharePoint farm.

    Password

    Provide a password for the account specified above.

    Write classifications

    Netwrix recommends using default values.

    Source Group

    Netwrix recommends using default values.

    Pause source on creation

    Netwrix recommends using default values.

  3. Select Index Folder to start indexing process. You will see an information popup window on successful indexing.

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