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Assign stewards

Stewards are users or user groups that are responsible for the definition, purpose, and use of the asset. Choose stewards who have expertise in the subject area of the asset.

A steward who works with the glossary assets typically has the Information Governance Catalog Glossary Author role and is assigned to various types of assets. Examples of assets that the steward might be responsible for are categories, terms, information governance policies, and information governance rules.

A steward who works with the information assets typically has the Information Governance Catalog Information Asset Author role. Examples of assets that this steward might be responsible for are database tables, jobs, mapping specifications, and applications.

You can assign stewardship to a user or user group, but the assigned steward does not have to be a user of IBM® InfoSphere® Information Governance Catalog. For example, a user of IBM InfoSphere Information Analyzer might be assigned to be a steward in InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog for a physical data model from ERwin, whose metadata is in the catalog.

You can assign one or more stewards to an asset.

When you view the Details page of an asset that has a steward, a link to its steward is displayed. That link opens the Details page of the steward, which contains the contact information that was configured for the user or user group in IBM InfoSphere Information Server.