Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation

Create a Sensitive Type

You can create your own sensitive types from the Sensitive Types page in the Library or while working in the Data Discovery wizard.

To create a sensitive type from the Sensitive Types page in the Library:
  1. Click the Library tab.
  2. Click Sensitive Types.
  3. Click Add.
    The Create Sensitive Type dialog box is displayed.
  4. (Optional) To use a predefined sensitive type as a starting point, select a predefined sensitive type from the Create Like drop-down list.
  5. In the Sensitive Type Name field, enter a name for your sensitive type.
  6. (Optional) In the Sensitive Type Short Name field, enter a shorter name for your sensitive type.
  7. (Optional) In the Sensitive Type Description field, enter an explanation of your sensitive type.
  8. Configure one or more of the following fields.
    • Column Name Pattern — Enter a regular expression that should be used to match column names.
    • Column Comment Pattern — Enter a regular expression that should be used to match column comments.
    • Column Data Pattern — Enter a regular expression that should be used to match column data.
  9. For Search Pattern Semantics, select Or or And.
    • The Or operator means that any of the patterns can match for a candidate sensitive column.
    • The And operator means that all of the patterns must match for a candidate sensitive column.
    Note

    If the column doesn't include a comment, the column comment pattern matching is skipped. Similarly, if the column doesn’t contain data, the data pattern matching is also skipped.
  10. (Optional) From the Default Masking Format drop-down list, select a default masking format to be used during data masking.
    When you mask a sensitive column of this sensitive type, the default masking format is auto-populated on the Define Mask Policy page.
  11. (Optional) From the Parent Sensitive Category drop-down list, select an existing sensitive category or enter a new one to which you want your sensitive type to belong.
    Note

    You can choose a user-defined sensitive category as a parent category, not a category used by the predefined sensitive types. If Oracle Data Safe has just been enabled, this drop-down list is empty.
  12. Select the resource group to which you want your sensitive type to belong.
  13. Click Save.
    The sensitive type is listed on the Sensitive Types page.