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Start or cancel a scan


There are several ways to start scans in Privacera Discovery:

  • From the Data Source page, which is described here.

  • For offline (re-scan) or realtime (continuous) scans, as detailed in Start Types of Scans.

  • If you have set up datazones, starting a scan, called reevaluation, is discussed in Data Zones.

Start a scan from the Data Source page

To start a scan from the Data Source page, follow these steps:

  1. From the Applications section, select the application that contains the resource you want to scan.

  2. In the Scanning Details section, locate the resource you want to scan.


A message appears indicating that a scan has been initiated.

Cancel a scan

To cancel a scan, follow these steps:

  1. Go the Scan Status page.

  2. Locate the scan that you want to cancel.

  3. Click Cancel.