GDPR platform configuration


The GDPR platform consist of three parts; the GDPR platform management interface (management studio), the GDPR platform datahub and the GDPR data access portal.

The management studio interface enables you to edit configuration settings of your GDPR platform and access its datahub where all your GDPR data is collected, connected and stored.

The GDPR data access portal is the public facing interface of the GDPR platform - this is where the end user - data subject in GDPR lingo - can log in and manage their GDPR requests, data and consents.

Logging into the GDPR platform

You can access the GDPR platform management studio by logging into the Sesam portal and clicking on your GDPR platform subscription.

This will open the management studio GUI for your GDPR platform and datahub. Before you can start using your GDPR platform, there are a couple of configuration elements that you might want to set up first.

Configuring the GDPR platform

There are some configuration properties that you might want to edit before starting to use the platform:

To do this, navigate to the GDPR platform setup screen:

Sesam GDPR platform setup screen

This screen should contain a number of configuration properties

Domain name

The domain name is the internet address (DNS name) where your GDPR data access portal should be available to the users (data subjects in GDPR lingo). You can choose any name you want, as long as it's not already in use by someone else. Your GDPR data access portal will be avaible on the web as

Data type template

This section allows you to upload a "Data type template" file (an Excel spreadsheet) to the GDPR platform. See the GDPR data types and purposes configuration section for more details.

Setup file URL

If you have this "Data type template" configuration data file somewhere where it can be reached using an URL (for example as a shared file in Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive or something similar), you can configure the GDPR platform to update the settings from this file at regular intervals. By default this is at midnight UTC.

Setup file Cron expression

You configure how often the "Setup file URL" should be downloaded and updated by editing a "Cron" expression. In this example, it will be downloaded every day at midnight and automatically update the GDPR platform setup:

0 0 * * *

In this case it will be updated every hour:

0 * * * *

In this case it will be updated every fifteen minutes:

0/15 * * * *

By default, if a setup file has been specified it will be updated at midnight UTC.

If you are unfamiliar with cron expressions, you can read more of how they are formatted in the Cron Expressions document.

Default language settings

The GDPR platform is configured with english and norwegian message text by default. You can choose which default language is used by setting it to either a full ISO country code (i.e. "country-dialect") or just the country code - for example:




If your language is different than the default norwegian and english locale, you can add additional translations by editing the custom-translations pipe configuration in the GDPR platform datahub. See the later chapter on custom message texts for more details. These texts are keyed on ISO locale codes and correspond to this setting. If you for example have added german texts using the code "de-DE" (or just "de"), you can specify this as the default language here.

The default phone prefix

The default phone prefix should be matched to your country, for example if your organisation resides in Norway, it would look like: