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Getting started with ALTR + Snowflake

Welcome to ALTR! Start your journey by gaining the visibility you need to simplify control and protection over your data. To get started for free please fill out the form on this page. Once completed, you will receive an email with a link that will prompt you to log in.

Log In

  1. On the login page enter the email and password credentials you used to sign up on the platform
  2. Click ‘Log In’
  3. You will be redirected to the 2-step factor authentication screen
  4. Enter the code you receive in the preferred verification method you selected during account creation (email or SMS)
  5. Click 'Verify'. You have successfully logged into ALTR.

Two Factor Authentication

You can change your Two-Factor Authentication settings on the ALTR portal by following these steps:

1. On the left-hand menu, go to 'Settings' > 'Preferences'

2. Under the 'User' tab, select the 2FA option enabled by your organization. Follow the on-screen instructions to update your phone number or email.

Connecting your Snowflake Database

The first step on your data governance journey will be to connect a data source. You can connect up to 9 different type of data sources on Snowflake partner connect. Free users are limited to Snowflake databases only.

Two methods to get your database connected:

 1. Connect your database on Snowflake Partner Connect

 2. Connect your database on the ALTR platform

Understanding Data Consumption

Gather insights and use them to determine the governance policies you should create for your data. Our Analytics feature gives you visibility to identify and classify potentially sensitive data. We leverage Snowflake’s Access history feature, to provide you with a deeper understanding of your data consumption.
Navigate to the Create Policy & Manage Data page and identify the specific columns you want to govern with ALTR. By governing data on these pages, they become available in ALTR's policy automation engine.

Using ALTR's Automation Engine

We provide multiple avenues to limit data access, prevent irregular data consumption & credential access threats; by automating governance policy through locks and thresholds.

 Locks allow you to choose which users have access to what data, protecting your data from uncredited users. Minimizes the risk of your data ending up in the wrong hands.

After creating a lock, you will be able to access your threshold.

Thresholds allow you to create usage policy and set parameters to when, how, and at what rate your data can be accessed. You can create responses when your parameters are breached.

Advanced Capabilities

In addition to our core features we offer: dashboard governance views, S3 bucketing, Auditing of query histories, and a myriad of other features that will suite your unique needs. Explore the rest of this site to see how ALTR can work with you.

Next Steps: Connect a data source

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