Data Masking Dialog Box

This dialog box enables you to hide specific request and response data elements.

To access

Use one of the following:

  • In the Service Description Editor, under Data Masking, click Edit.
  • In the Data Model Editor, right-click a column header and select Mask.
Important information
  • When you set or change data masking settings, all data from associated operations in all data models in the service are removed.
  • In the Data Model Editor, columns that are configured for data masking are marked with a red hash sign (#) in the column header.
  • If message logging is enabled for the virtual service, and you then configure data masking, message logging will be disabled. For details on message logging, see Message Logging.

Relevant tasks Edit a Service Description
See also Service Descriptions

User interface elements are described below (unlabeled elements are shown in angle brackets):

UI Element Description
Search element Search for a specific request or response element.

The masking option for the selected element.

None. Data masking is not configured for the element.

Replace. Opens the Replace Algorithm Configuration dialog box, enabling you to configure a custom algorithm for hiding the data. For details, see Replace Algorithm Configuration Dialog Box.

SHA1. Masks data using the secure hash algorithm SHA-1.

Note: When you configure a parent element, all child elements are automatically configured with the same settings.


If you are using the Replace algorithm option, the parameters indicate the match pattern and replace value you defined.

To change the parameters, click the parameter link to open the Replace Algorithm Configuration dialog box.

Tip: RIght-click in the parameter field and select Copy to copy/paste the parameter definition to another element.

<operations table>

Displays each operation in the service. Click to expand operations and drill down to the specific request and response elements that you want to configure.

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