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Identity Finder - Scheduling, Logging, and View

This page will explain and demonstrate how the user can set up a scan that will run at certain times or certain intervals.

Setting Up Your Own Scan

This page will cover how to schedule your own scan, customize whether you would like a report of what was found returned to you and where that report will go, as well as how to change the view settings on your scan. 


The Scheduling Settings pages allow you to change the options for scheduling a search with Identity Finder. To open or modify these settings, click the Configuration ribbon, then click the Setting button, then select the Scheduling page. Alternatively you may click the Scheduling button on the Configuration ribbon and select the Customize Schedule option. With these options you will be able to set up a recurring time each day, week, or month that this scan will run.
The Configuration Settings allows you to choose which settings to use for a schedule.

  • Use Profile Settings (This is the default setting): Identity Finder will use the settings from your profile to determine what to search for and where to search. If there is encrypted information in your profile, you will be prompted to allow Windows to save your profile password in the task.
  • Use Other Settings: To use settings other than the setting in your profile, configure Identity Finder the way that you want it to run during the scheduled task and then click the Copy Current button. If there is information that needs to be saved in an encrypted format, you will be prompted to allow Windows to save your profile password in the task.
  • Use Configuration File: To execute the task with an external configuration file in XML format, select this option and use the browse button (...) to select the configuration file. To create an configuration file for use with a scheduled task, export your profile, make any necessary edits to the saved file, and then specify that file here.

This picture shows the schedule settings


Logging Scans

The Enable Logging setting allows Identity Finder to record detailed information about its searches search in a log file. By default, the log file is created in the Logs subfolder of your user's Identity Finder local application data folder (i.e., C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Identity Finder\Identity Finder Edition\logs) with the name IDF_DATE_TIME.log. The logs provide you with information for the specific categories that you specify. You can choose to enable or disable logging and the folder where the log will be stored. To reset the log file location to the default, press the Use Default button. If you want to delete all contents of the log folder you have specified, click the Clear Logs button.
By default, all logs will be kept until they are manually deleted or the Clear Logs button is used. To specify a maximum number of logs to keep, enable the setting Keep a Maximum of this Many Logs and set the counter to the desired number of logs.
By default, all logs will be kept until they are manually deleted or the Clear Logs button is used. To automatically delete old logs, enable the setting On Exit, Automatically Delete Logs Older than this Many Days and set the counter to the desired number of days.

This picture shows the log settings that are available

By default logging is enabled and is unable to be turned off. The file format as well as the information that can be included in the logs is locked and unable to be changed by the user. 

View Settings

Masked Matches Settings - This will allow the user to customize how the PII that the Identity Finder program finds is displayed. If masked matches is enabled the user has the ability to select which type of PII is masked and whether or not the last 4 characters are shown.

Preview Pane - The preview pane will allow the user to select whether or not they would like a preview of the PII that was found in the file during the programs search. The preview pane is on by default.

Properties Pane - The properties pane allows the user to choose whether or not the properties pane is displayed. The properties pane is a panel on the bottom of the identity finder screen that displays data about the currently selected PII. The information that it displays is the Date Modified, the size, and the owner.

Results Pane - The results pane will allow the user to customize the information that is displayed about the selected PII.
Selected by default: Selected, location type, location, date modified, size, group, identity type, identity match, and match quantity.

Not selected by default: Date created, date accessed, owner, and attributes.

Reset View - Reset View will restore the default settings and size for the preview, properties,and results pane.


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Keywords:IDF, PII, "personally identifying information"   Doc ID:53918
Owner:Charles D.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2015-07-14 13:43 CDTUpdated:2015-09-04 08:20 CDT
Sites:UW Oshkosh
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