I wanted to take a moment to write up a post on MariaDB MaxScale’s masking basics and include some real-world examples.
We have nice documentation on the subject, and Dipti wrote a nice blog post on it as well. I just wanted to provide my take on it, and hopefully build upon what is already there and offer some additional insights.
To provide a 50-foot overview, the masking filter makes it possible to obfuscate the returned value of a particular column.
3 quite common columns where this would be very beneficial: Social Security Number (“SSN”), Date of Birth (“DOB”), and Credit Card Number (“CCNUM”).
To use masking, it assumes you already have a MaxScale service up and running. For instance, the readwrite …[Read more]