Create Sensitive Types

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 compartment to which you want your sensitive type to belong.
  13. Click Save.
    The sensitive type is listed on the Sensitive Types page.