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Getting Started in Data Access Security

Welcome to Data Access Security!

To get the most out of SailPoint's Data Access Security, review the following information about setting up all mandatory features.

Loading Data

  • Create Virtual Appliance

    If you want to directly connect to any of your sources to load account data, you'll need a virtual appliance (VA). Virtual appliances allow you to connect your sources to Identity Security Cloud without compromising your firewall. This configuration is done in Identity Security Cloud.

  • Connect to Identity Security Cloud

    Data Access Security users will need to connect to Identity Security Cloud in order to set permissions, add new identities, and assign these identities to Data Access Security roles.

Creating Sources

  • Create Initial Sources

    Many organizations have a few sources that, together, have records for every user in the organization. They should be created first so that their data is considered the highest priority. You can create other sources later.

  • Create Identity Collector

    From the source that was previously created, now you must create an identity collector which allows you to collect all accounts and entitlements from that source.

  • Add an Application

    Data Access Security can connect to either Microsoft OneDrive or SharePoint Online. For more information about each application, see their guides here.

Once data has been aggregated and Data Access Security is running, you can view tasks, approvals, and more on your dashboard.

Supported Languages

Data Access Security supports more than 10 languages, with American English being the default.


Data Access Security does not recognize territory language distinctions in locales. For example, if you specify the locale as 'en-US' or 'en-GB', Data Access Security will behave as if the locale is 'en'. The only exception is Chinese. Simplified Chinese will always default to 'zh-CN', and traditional Chinese will always default to 'zh-TW'.

Data Access Security supports the following languages:

Language Locale
Chinese (Simplified) 'zh-CN'
Chinese (Traditional) 'zh-TW'
Dutch 'nl'
English 'en'
French (France) 'fr'
German 'de'
Italian 'it'
Japanese 'ja'
Portuguese (Brazil) 'pt'
Spanish 'es'
Swedish 'sv'

Editing Language Files

Localization is handled using JSON files that set an organization’s website text for each language. The row of each file contains both a key and a value, with the value containing text in the desired language. Edit the value portion of a localization file to change a word, phrase, or message on the website.

  1. Identify the server on which Data Access Security is installed.
  2. Open the following localization file folder: C:\inetpub\wwwroot\cdn\i18n
  3. The translation files are named according to the language's local code.
  4. Edit the file with Notepad++, Textpad, or any online JSON viewer.
  5. Each file row contains a key, which is the technical name of the word or expression, and a value, which is the actual text to be displayed on the website.
  6. Edit the text, being careful to change only the value and not the key.
  7. Save the file.
  8. Refresh the website to view the edited text.