Access Control

Enable column and row level access control on your data in the cloud

Privacera leverages Apache Ranger to enable continued access governance and give IT teams the power to manage permissions to any data.

Define all your data access policies in a single place

Privacera’s Access Control solution, based on Apache Ranger, allows administrators to define data access policy in one single console. Privacera provides distributed enforcement of centralized policies across heterogenous cloud databases and datastores.


Enable fine grained access control

Privacera enables column, row and file level access controls across data storage and database using Apache Ranger. Privacera solution is transparent to the end user and does not impact performance.

Enable security and compliance

Protect sensitive and confidential information and provide access to data only on a need to know basis to your internal and external users.

Free up IT workload

Privacera puts an end to complicated IAM administration by letting data owners define dynamic policies without IT assistance.

4 Steps to Achieving Data Access Governance

Understand Where Your Data Is

Start by understanding your data, what is sensitive data, what is business specific data, where it is stored.

Enable Privacera Access Control across your Databases

Privacera uses Apache Ranger as the engine for access control. Privacera provides scripts and utilities to easily configure enforcement points across all your databases and datastores. Privacera policy manager provides easy to use UI for administrators to set policies in one place.

Configure column, row or file level access policies

Privacera provides an intuitive UI for administrators to easily configure policies for SQL, No SQL, streaming or file level access control.

Get to Know Who is Accessing the Data and How

Privacera tracks every user request to data and stores the audit data centrally. The audit data can be easily queried to track who is doing what.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use users and groups defined in Active Directory?

Privacera can integrate with your active directory or LDAP, and can synchronize the user and group information for use in creating policies

Can I use data classification or “tag” for creating a policy?

Privacera policy manager can use tags to create data policies. Tags can be used as a substitute for file or table names.

Can policy creation be automated?

A: Privacera policies can be easily created using REST APIs and can be incorporated into Dev-Ops scripts for onboarding or cluster creation

Resources & Latest News


Security and Privacy for modern data platforms

This paper walks through how security and privacy can be enabled for big data and cloud environments using Privacera.


Privacera solution for AWS EMR

Use this link for request a docker package to install Apache Ranger based fine grained access control solution for AWS EMR

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