Rescan a Managed Cloud App

Learn how to rescan a cloud app on SaaS Security API to update match results.
When you Configure Data Patterns, all connected cloud apps are automatically scanned to detect sensitive content that match on these patterns. This process is known as discovery. Unlike a forward scan, a rescan does not request assets from the cloud; rather, a rescan downloads previously discovered assets from the cloud app.
If you add or modify a data pattern, SaaS Security API matches content going forward and does not automatically look for matches on previous scan results. To find matches for content that has already been scanned, you can
Rescan
a specific cloud app or exclude a cloud app from all scans.
The rescan is a resource intensive and time consuming process, depending on the volume of assets in your cloud app the rescan may take a long time to complete.
  1. Select
    Settings
    Cloud Apps & Settings
    .
  2. Select the cloud app instance name, then
    ...
    Re-scan
    .
    The
    Re-scan
    option is available for the cloud app if the option is displayed, and rescans are limited to once every three days. A re-scan timestamp indicates when you initiated it.

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