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Create a profile class

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Create a profile class

GRC managers create profile classes representing the types of items in their organization. Reports can be filtered to define relationships between the different profile classes.

Before you begin

Role required: sn_grc.manager

About this task

A profile class defines what a profile actually is. It differs from a profile type (for example, Business Services and Critical Business Services), in that a profile can belong to many profile types but a profile can have only one profile class (for example, Business Service).


  1. Navigate to one of the following locations:
    • Policy and Compliance > Scoping > Profile Classes
    • Risk > Scoping > Profile Classes
    • Audit > Scoping > Profile Classes
  2. Click New.
  3. Fill in the fields on the form, as appropriate.
    Table 1. Authority document
    Field Value
    Name Name of the profile class.
    Roll up to Select dependencies to other profiles. This is useful for reporting how your lower-level operational risks impact corporate-level risks.
    Is Root Select the check box to indicate that this is the highest level class.
    Note: Only one root class is allowed and it cannot roll up to another class.
    Tier Select the tier or category for the profile class.
    • Business
    • Application
    • IT Asset
  4. Navigate to Policy and Compliance > Profile Tiers.
  5. Do one of the following actions:
    To create a new tier Click New.
    To edit a tier Open the profile tier.
  6. Fill in the fields on the form, as appropriate.
    Table 2. Profile type
    Name Description
    Name* The name of the tier.
    Label* The label assigned to the tier.
  7. Click Update.