Getting Started with Spirion (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.

Spirion, formerly known as Identity Finder, 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 Spirion licenses to search for sensitive information on University-owned computers. Download a copy of Spirion for your desktop, laptop, or server at: A UH Username and Password is required.

Getting Started:

Spirion for Windows
Spirion for Mac

Spirion OS Support:

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

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

Mac OS X 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9

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: To learn how to scan file shares using Spirion, visit:

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Article ID: 1297
Created: Tue, 03 May 2011 2:41pm
Modified: Tue, 09 Jan 2018 10:09am