Data Masking

Add an extra layer of security to your application data by masking action input and output data.

Your workflows contain critical information such as web service account access tokens and resource IDs. It is imperative to secure this data, especially when you are working on a shared workflow. webMethods.io Integration enables you to do this with the help of Data Masking.

Using Data Masking, you can mask the entire action input and output data as per your requirements. This masked data is then stored in the webMethods.io Integration DB in the encrypted format and can be unmasked when required.

Let’s understand how data masking and unmasking works with the help of an example.

Masking Workflow Data

Let’s say you have a workflow that gets the details of a card in your Trello account and sends you the file details through email.

You can mask the critical input/output data of this workflow. To do this, follow the steps given below:

  1. Navigate to the configuration window of the action of which data you want to mask.

  2. Click Next. You will be redirected to the Test this action window. Here, you will see the input data associated with the action.

  3. Select the Mask All checkbox to mask the entire input object.

    This will mask the entire input object.

  4. To mask the action output data, Test the input data first.

    You can now view the action output data.

  5. Select the Mask All checkbox to mask the entire output object.

    This will mask the output object of the action.

  6. Now when you execute the workflow, the selected input/output data will be masked.

    If you submit this workflow to webMethods.io Integration recipes, the values of the masked keys will remain masked when a user imports it to an account. Similarly, if you share this workflow with other users, the values of the masked keys will remain masked.

Unmasking Workflow Data

You can unmask the masked data by following the steps given below:

  1. Navigate to the Test this action window of the action of which data you want to unmask.

  2. Uncheck the Unmask All checkbox.

    This will unmask the entire input data.

  3. Similarly, you can unmask the action output data using the Unmask All option.