Artifacts are objects you will often encounter in Govern. An artifact is defined as an object with a fixed structure. They have properties for which values are either computed automatically or filled manually by users.

They are essential because most of the actions in Govern are related to creating and managing collections of artifacts.

Artifacts and blueprints

The structure of an artifact and its properties are defined by admins in a template called a blueprint version. A blueprint is simply a collection of blueprint versions.

The image below serves as an example of how artifacts, blueprints, and blueprint versions may be used in Govern:



Learn more about blueprints and blueprint versions in our documentation on the Blueprint Designer.