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How to Create a Masking Connection in Azure

The Masking Connection allows user to perform Masking or Encryption in Azure databases. This process helps in establishing a connection between the controller and the data source, in which masking needs to be performed. 


Following are the pre-requisites for creating a masking connection:

  1. Controller must be installed. For detailed information about the installation process, refer Install DSM Administrator in Linux and Install DSM Administrator in Windows.

  2. DgMasker IDP must be Installed. it will enable the masking feature in the product. To know more on how to install DgMasker IDP in Linux and Windows environment, refer Install Masker IDP in Linux and Install Masker IDP in Windows.

Steps to create Masking Connection

The following section of this page outlines the step-by-step procedure to create masking connection in Azure:

  1. Log into the PK Protect application.

  2. Go to RBDMS > Connection Manager > Connection. Click Add New Connection button on top of the screen.

  3. The next step is to select the Location, Service and the Connection Details from given list. Now, fill in the details for the selected data source for which you need to create a connection. To know more about each field, refer Masking - Azure.

  4. Once connection is created, click Save button to save the details else click Cancel. Click Test button, to validate the connection.

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