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.
Rescan is a resource‑intensive and time‑consuming operation. Depending on the volume of assets in your cloud app, the rescan may take a long time to complete.
Consider a rescan if:
  • You added or modified a data pattern. SaaS Security API matches content going forward, but does not automatically look for matches on previous scan results. To find matches for content that SaaS Security API already scanned, you can
    Rescan
    a specific cloud app or exclude a cloud app from all scans.
  • You updated your internal domain list and you want SaaS Security API to recalculate exposure for previously discovered assets.
  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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