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Quickstart

It takes only a few steps to set up a Cyral sidecar to monitor and protect your repositories. Once the sidecar is in place, you can configure SSO authentication, offer just-in-time access to your data users, and easily track which users and services are interacting with your data repositories.

This quickstart guide will show you how to track a data repository using Cyral, connect to it, and monitor data activity in a Kibana dashboard. Follow these steps:

  1. Track your data repository by telling Cyral how to connect to it.
  2. Add a sidecar to intercept and monitor data activity from your users and applications.
  3. Assign your data repository to the sidecar so that it can listen for incoming connections to the repository.
  4. Connect to your data repository through the sidecar: Try it out! See how simple it is for users to connect and for administrators to track activity on the repository.
  5. Monitor data activity: Examine enriched data activity logs and visualizations in a Kibana dashboard.

Next steps#

Once you've configured Cyral to protect a data repository, you can: