What is a masked database?
Data masking is a way to create a fake, but realistic version of your organizational data. The goal is to protect sensitive data, while providing a functional alternative when real data is not needed—for example, debugging, OrangeHRM system upgrade.
Data masking processes change the values of the data while using the same format. The goal is to create a version that cannot be deciphered or reverse-engineered.
Why do we need a masked database?
Masked databases will speed up the debugging and minimize errors when doing the production upgrade.
Note - Data masking will not affect the production database
How to run the masking script on the server?
- Download the masking script from the link below to the production server
- Extract the zip file
- Refer to the README.txt file
- Upload the masked database to the sftp provided by the support team
- Contact the support team if you encounter any issue