Report to show Open Shares

Does anyone know of a report or any way to export a list of open shares?

Thank you,

Joe
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Re: Report to show Open Shares

Joe,

openness of shares is defined by the parameters the Admin sets.

See the picture below for the page to decide on openness.OpenShare.jpg

One mechanism to export the shares marked as open is to view the workspace. The dashboard is the default view with a limited space or use the hamburger Icon in the upper left to view the Shares ( it is a listed number and not be all of them).
WShares.jpg

You can then export the dashboard / shares names and all associated info by using the Actions button:
ExportWShares.jpg

This results in a CSV file capable of being opened in MSExcel or similar third party product.

Another mechanism  to dump out a list of matching criteria within Data Insight is utilizing the reporting functionality.
In a previously authored post on this site located HERE there is a description of using the Data Insight Query Language to create such a report.

An example output is below:

msu_rowid,name,size,active_data_size,active_data_percent,isopen,active_user_count
1,Rods_veritas,2453502505,621083638,25.3141635981334,0,1900
2,Rods_cloud_storage,1244180708,914836133,73.5292009526963,1,1087

Please let us know if this is not enough information to resolve your question and you would like more information.

Rod

 

Reference info from the application's online help

A share is considered to be open due to the permissions assigned on it. You can define the parameters that determine whether a share should be considered as open. However, the open share policy does not allow you to define specific permissions that render a share open.

One of the following parameters determine whether a share is open:

 

  • If certain group has access to a share, either directly or as a nested group.

  • If more than a certain number of users have access to the share.

Additionally, you can also specify granular criteria for examination, such as:

 

  • The level at which Data Insight should start examining the paths.

  • The number of levels deep to examine the path permissions.

For example, you can define the following criteria to consider a share to be open:

 

  • List of groups: Domain Users or Everyone.

  • No of users who have access to the share: 500.

  • Level to start examining permissions: 1.

  • Depth to examine: 3.

According to the above specification, any share that is accessed by the Domain Users/Everyone group or by more than 500 users is considered to be open. For this purpose, the ACLs are examined from level 1 (root being level 0), and all folders three levels down are examined.

Defining an open share policy helps you to review the permissions assigned at share level and revisit entitlement decisions. You can view the details of the open shares, the size of the data in open shares, and the number of files in open shares on the Dashboard tab on the Management Console.

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Re: Report to show Open Shares

Joe,

openness of shares is defined by the parameters the Admin sets.

See the picture below for the page to decide on openness.OpenShare.jpg

One mechanism to export the shares marked as open is to view the workspace. The dashboard is the default view with a limited space or use the hamburger Icon in the upper left to view the Shares ( it is a listed number and not be all of them).
WShares.jpg

You can then export the dashboard / shares names and all associated info by using the Actions button:
ExportWShares.jpg

This results in a CSV file capable of being opened in MSExcel or similar third party product.

Another mechanism  to dump out a list of matching criteria within Data Insight is utilizing the reporting functionality.
In a previously authored post on this site located HERE there is a description of using the Data Insight Query Language to create such a report.

An example output is below:

msu_rowid,name,size,active_data_size,active_data_percent,isopen,active_user_count
1,Rods_veritas,2453502505,621083638,25.3141635981334,0,1900
2,Rods_cloud_storage,1244180708,914836133,73.5292009526963,1,1087

Please let us know if this is not enough information to resolve your question and you would like more information.

Rod

 

Reference info from the application's online help

A share is considered to be open due to the permissions assigned on it. You can define the parameters that determine whether a share should be considered as open. However, the open share policy does not allow you to define specific permissions that render a share open.

One of the following parameters determine whether a share is open:

 

  • If certain group has access to a share, either directly or as a nested group.

  • If more than a certain number of users have access to the share.

Additionally, you can also specify granular criteria for examination, such as:

 

  • The level at which Data Insight should start examining the paths.

  • The number of levels deep to examine the path permissions.

For example, you can define the following criteria to consider a share to be open:

 

  • List of groups: Domain Users or Everyone.

  • No of users who have access to the share: 500.

  • Level to start examining permissions: 1.

  • Depth to examine: 3.

According to the above specification, any share that is accessed by the Domain Users/Everyone group or by more than 500 users is considered to be open. For this purpose, the ACLs are examined from level 1 (root being level 0), and all folders three levels down are examined.

Defining an open share policy helps you to review the permissions assigned at share level and revisit entitlement decisions. You can view the details of the open shares, the size of the data in open shares, and the number of files in open shares on the Dashboard tab on the Management Console.

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Re: Report to show Open Shares

Rod - Thank you very much for the detailed writeup. This is exactly what we needed.

Joe