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Create custom masking schemes

You can create custom masking schemes to use with the encryption REST API.


  • Choose a name for the masking scheme that is easy to remember.

  • Think of a helpful description for the masking scheme.

  • Decide which format you want to use for the masking scheme.

  • Decide if the masking scheme should use the nullify or redaction masking technique.

  • If the scheme is to redact:

    • Decide on a suitable masking character to replace the original characters.

    • Decide if you want to retain the original string's format and length.

To create a custom masking scheme, follow these steps:

  1. From the navigation menu, select Encryption & Masking > Schemes.

  2. Click the Masking Scheme tab.

  3. Click Add.

    The Add Masking Scheme dialog displays.

  4. In the Name field, enter a name for the masking scheme.

  5. In the Description field, enter a description of the masking scheme (optional).

  6. From the Format Type dropdown, select a format.

  7. In the Choose Masking Technique section, select either Nullify or Redaction.

  8. If you chose Redaction, fill out the following details in the Redaction Settings section:

    1. In the Masking Character field, enter a masking character or use the default x.

    2. If you want to maintain the original formatting and length of the masked data, select Maintain original formatting and length.

  9. Click Save.

    The masking scheme is created.