Before starting this part, make sure you've decided which resources to send.
Register the resource
To start sending resources, first register the resource type with Vanta. Do this by clicking the “Resources” tab at the top of the application page, and click “Create Resource”.
For each resource, define:
- Resource type: The name of your resource. We recommend the format
- Base resource type: The “category” of resource you’re registering. Each resource type has a set of required fields that you must send, and a few optional fields that can unlock additional functionality.
- Custom properties: Optionally define additional fields to send. Vanta doesn't do anything with this data, but in the future, we may allow you or your users to define additional functionality on them.
We're continually adding support for new resource types over time. If you don't see a supported type, but want us to consider adding one, please reach out!
As you make each change, you can see the generated JSON schema for the resource, which specifies the exact shape of data you'll need to send.
Click “Create” to save the new resource type. Make note of the created Resource ID - this is used as the identifier in the following section.
Send and view the resource
(Ensure you've completed OAuth before starting this part.)
Use the JSON schema generated in the previous section in combination with the API reference to start syncing over resources.
Once you've sent resources using one of the
sync_all calls, they should appear in Vanta and start powering product functionality, which you can verify in your developer instance. To know what product functionality to look for, consult the table here.
Send resources on an hourly cadence
You must send a new snapshot of resources on an hourly cadence. This ensures that each customer has a fresh data snapshot, and Vanta can perform up-to-date security monitoring and evidence gathering. To do this, we recommend setting up your
sync_allcalls to run on a cron.
A note on timestamps
Some resources make use of timestamps. Note that for these cases:
date-timestrings must conform to the RFC3339 format (e.g. “2022-06-15T12:32:44Z”).
- Vanta does not retain fractional seconds in timestamps.
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