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What are the different security features available for data sharing on Snowflake?

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What are the different security features available for data sharing on Snowflake?

Daniel Steinhold Asked question August 29, 2023
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Snowflake offers a number of security features to help you share data securely with your partners. These features include:

  • Secure Data Sharing (SDS): SDS is a powerful tool that allows you to share selected objects in a database in your account with other Snowflake accounts. SDS provides a number of security features, including:
    • Fine-grained access control: You can control who has access to your shared data, and what actions they can perform on it.
    • Audit logging: All access to shared data is logged, so you can track who has accessed your data and what they have done with it.
    • Data encryption: All shared data is encrypted in transit and at rest, so it is protected from unauthorized access.
  • Data masking: Data masking is a technique that can be used to obscure sensitive data before it is shared with partners. This can help to protect your data from unauthorized access and misuse.
  • Data governance: Snowflake offers a number of data governance features that can help you to manage your data more effectively. These features can help you to ensure that your data is accurate, complete, and compliant with regulations.

By using the security features available on Snowflake, you can help to ensure that your data is shared securely with your partners.

Here are some additional details about each of these security features:

  • Secure Data Sharing (SDS): SDS allows you to share selected objects in a database in your account with other Snowflake accounts. The objects that you can share include tables, views, materialized views, and user-defined functions (UDFs).

    When you share an object with another account, you can control who has access to the object and what actions they can perform on it. You can also specify whether the object is shared with the entire account or with a specific user or group.

    SDS provides a number of audit logs that track all access to shared objects. These logs can help you to identify who has accessed your data and what they have done with it.

    SDS also encrypts all shared data in transit and at rest. This helps to protect your data from unauthorized access.

  • Data masking: Data masking is a technique that can be used to obscure sensitive data before it is shared with partners. This can help to protect your data from unauthorized access and misuse.

    There are a number of different ways to mask data. One common approach is to replace sensitive data with a placeholder value, such as "X" or "*****". Another approach is to scramble the data so that it is no longer readable.

    Data masking can be applied to individual columns or to entire tables. It can also be applied to data in transit or at rest.

  • Data governance: Snowflake offers a number of data governance features that can help you to manage your data more effectively. These features can help you to ensure that your data is accurate, complete, and compliant with regulations.

    Some of the data governance features available on Snowflake include:

    • Data lineage: Data lineage tracks the movement of data through your Snowflake environment. This can help you to identify the sources of your data and the downstream systems that use it.
    • Data quality: Data quality tools can help you to identify and correct errors in your data.
    • Data compliance: Data compliance tools can help you to ensure that your data is compliant with regulations.

By using the security features available on Snowflake, you can help to ensure that your data is shared securely with your partners and that it is managed effectively.

Daniel Steinhold Changed status to publish August 29, 2023

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