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MySQL - Masking Connection

Following are the options specific to MySQL Server:

  • Connection Name: Enter a unique Connection Name. This fields accepts letters, numbers, and symbols.

  • SSL: For an additional layer of security, check the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) checkbox. For details on how to setup SSL, please refer to the PK Protect Installation Guide.

  • Hostname: Enter the Hostname of the MySQL server or select from the list of available IPs. You can also search for the hostnames and IP addresses of databases by Find DBMS/Tasks.

  • IP Address: Enter the IP Address for the connection.

  • Port Number: Enter the Port Number for establishing a connection. You can also edit the port number later, if required.

  • Database Name: Enter the name of the database.

  • Username: Enter the database username.

  • Password: Enter the database password.

  • Use Connection String: A Connection String specifies the information about the data source and the means of connecting to it. Check the Use Connection String checkbox and provide the connection string. Use this option if you want to connect using the connection string instead of the hostname and port number. Connection Attribute: Select the attribute name from the Connection Attribute drop-down. This functionality allows you to add tags to the created connection.

  • Target Databases Details: It allows you to add a database as the target database, to store the masked data. To add a database as Target Database, enter name of the database in the Target Database textbox. Click the Add button. The database will be added in the Target Database panel. Click pen icon to edit the name of the database. Click trash icon to delete the database.

*Note: More than one database can be added as the target database.

To proceed further for remaining steps, refer Step 3 in RDBMS Masking Connection.

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