Governance Classification Levels

Most organizations already define their standard levels for governance classifications such as confidentiality. Although the Open Metadata Types include Standard Enumerations for these classification, the GovernanceClassificationLevel allows an organization to make use of their own definitions.

An organization creates one of these entities for each of their confidentiality levels. The levelIdentifier value is used in the classifications. It can be programmatically examined by security processing to, for example, compare the confidentiality of an asset against a person’s access.


Set of classification levels used in a particular classification can be grouped using a Collection which can be classified using GovernanceClassificationSet with details of the classification the values are used in.

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