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Collecting from Mimecast

Created by: Brendan Bone
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Question

How do I configure eDiscovery to collect from Mimecast?

 

Prerequisites

  • eDiscovery 7.1.1 SP4 or newer

 

Procedure

Create a New Mimecast User for eDiscovery:

  1. Log into the Mimecast Administration Console as an Administrator
  2. Click on the Administration menu at the top, and go to Directories > Internal Directories
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  3. Click the Directory that you would like to add a user to
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  4. Click New Address
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  5. Specify at least the following for the new user:
    Email Address
    Global Name
    Password
    Force Change at Logon:
    False
    Password Never Expires: True
  6. Click Save and Exit
  7. Click on your new user to edit them
  8. Next to the Administrator Console Role field, click Role Edit
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  9. Right-click Full Administrator and click Add Users to Role
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  10. Check the box next to your new user and click Add Selected Users

Create a New API Application for eDiscovery:

  1. Click on the Administration menu at the top, and go to Services > API Applications
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  2. Click Add API Application
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  3. Specify the following and click Next:
    Application Name
    Category:
    Email / Archiving
    Enable Extended Session: False
    Description
  4. Specify the following and click Next:
    Developer
    Email
  5. Review your settings and click Add
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  6. Take note of the Application Name, Application ID, and Application Key
  7. Wait at least 30 minutes for application to finish being created
  8. Click Create Keys
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  9. Specify the Email Address of your previously created user, and click Next
  10. Specify the following and click Next:
    Type: Cloud
    Password: Password of your previously created user
  11. Take note of the Access Key and Secret Key and click Close

Add the Connector to eDiscovery:

  1. Log into eDiscovery as an Administrator
  2. Click Data Sources
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  3. Select the Mimecast tab
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  4. Click the mceclip1.png button
  5. Enter the Application IDApplication KeyApplication NameHost NameAccess Key, and Secret Key, then click OK.
    Note: The Host Name is region-specific and is provided by Mimecast here. and should be entered in the format https://<url>, like https://us-api.mimecast.com.
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Note: You can configure more than one connector if needed.

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