You can mask data on-the-fly or you can provision it first and then mask it (in-place masking). If you plan to use Delphix Masking to provision your data before masking it, you must first follow the procedure in the preceding section, Provision Data.

Masking Your Data

  1. Create a masking job.

    1. Now that you have identified and prepared your data for masking, you can create a new masking job and confirm it.
      1. Select Mask.
        The Create Masking Job window appears.
      2. Choose appropriate rule settings. You will be prompted for the following information:
        1. Job Name — A free-form name for the job you are creating. Must be unique across the entire application.
        2. Masking Method — Select In-Place.
        3. Multi Tenant —  Check this box to allow this job to be used with multiple databases.

          Provision Masked VDBs

          A job must be Multi Tenant to use it when creating a masked virtual database (VDB).

        4. Rule Set — Select a rule set against which this job will execute.
      3. When you are finished, click Save.
  2. Run the masking job. 
      1. Under Action, click Run to run the masking job.
      2. Click the job to view the progress of the masking job.
  3. Confirm that you have masked data/generated the masking job: 
      1. Examine the data in the database columns or the fields in the file to determine whether the data is masked.
      2. Run the application that uses the data to ensure that you do not see any unmasked data and that there are no issues in running the application.

For detailed information about masking data, see Masking Data.