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Create Custom Encryption Schemes

To supplement Privacera's default encryption schemes, you can define your own.


Before you create a custom encryption scheme, prepare the following details:

  • A useful name and description of the encryption scheme
  • Input tag names you want to encrypt
  • The data format, datatype, algorithm of encryption you want to apply to those tags, and the scope of the encryption on the input data. See Reference: Formats, Algorithms, and Scopes.

Steps to Create Custom Encryption Schemes#

To create schemes for encryption in the Privacera Portal:

  1. Click Encryption & Masking and click Schemes from the left menu.

  2. Click Add to add the new scheme.

  3. Enter the following details:

    • Name: The scheme name, such as US_PHONE_3rdParty

    • Description: Description of the scheme

    • Tags: The input tag type, such as US_PHONE_NUMBER

    • Format type: The encryption format type, such as FPE_ALPHA_NUMERIC, Alphanumeric 

    • Scope: All

    • Value: The value of the scheme

    • Encryption API: Privacera (default), BOUNCY_CASTLE.

    • Algorithm: The encryption algorithm: FPE, Hash, Token, Mask, Standard 256, SHA_256, SHA_512

  4. Click Save to save the changes or Cancel to discard them.