Getting Started with Identity Finder at UH

A key element of the University of Hawaii's information security program is "Protecting Sensitive Information at UH" (AskUs article number 1266). Protection of sensitive information is done by finding sensitive information, then deleting it if no longer needed or securing it if it's absolutely necessary to keep it for University business-related operations.

Identity Finder (IDF) is a commercial software product designed to search a computer for sensitive information such as social security numbers, credit cards numbers, birthdates, driver's license numbers, etc.  University of Hawaii Information Technology Services (ITS) has acquired Identity Finder licenses to search for sensitive information on University-owned computers. Download a copy of Identity Finder for your desktop, laptop, or server at: A UH Username and Password is required.

Getting Started:

Identity Finder for Windows
Identity Finder for Mac

Identity Finder OS Support:

Windows Desktop: 10, 8/8.1, 7, Vista

Windows Server: 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008

Mac OS X 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6

Note: To scan UNIX file systems, the UNIX file system needs to be mounted remotely on a Windows system and scanned from the Windows system.  Or you can use Find_SSN to scan Linux/Solaris systems:

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Article ID: 1297
Created: Tue, 03 May 2011 2:41pm
Modified: Fri, 25 Sep 2015 12:24pm