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EBS 12.1.3 Data Masking Template Certified with EM

Elke Phelps
Product Management Director

(Contributing author:  Nirzari Raichura)

We're pleased to announce the certification of the E-Business Suite 12.1.3 Data Masking Template for the Data Masking Pack with Enterprise Manager Cloud Control

You can use the Oracle Data Masking Pack with Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 12c to mask sensitive data in cloned E-Business Suite environments.  Due to data dependencies, scrambling E-Business Suite data is not a trivial task.  The data needs to be scrubbed in such a way that allows the application to continue to function. 

How data masking works

You may scramble data in E-Business Suite cloned environments with EM12c using the following template:  

What does data masking do in E-Business Suite environments?

Application data masking does the following:

  • De-identify the data:  Scramble identifiers of individuals, also known as personally identifiable information or PII.  Examples include information such as name, account, address, location, and driver's license number.
  • Mask sensitive data:  Mask data that, if associated with personally identifiable information (PII), would cause privacy concerns.  Examples include compensation, health and employment information.  
  • Maintain data validity:  Provide a fully functional application.

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Comments ( 4 )
  • Zafar Iqbal Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    This is very useful template introduced for E-Business Suite data masking but does it require to buy new license for this pack to add to 12C cloud control or this option is free available to customers running EM12C.



  • Elke Phelps (Oracle Development) Wednesday, March 30, 2016


    Yes, you must license the Database Plugin which includes the Data Masking Pack. Please check with your Oracle Sales Account Manager for additional details.



  • Dhilip Ranganathan Wednesday, March 30, 2016


    Does this template work with EBS 12.2.5 or is this targeted for 12.1.x EBS versions?


    Dhilip Ranganathan.

  • Elke Phelps (Oracle Development) Wednesday, March 30, 2016


    Thanks for the inquiry.

    This announcement and template are specific to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3. The Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 data masking template will not work with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2. We are currently in the process of certifying an Oracle E-Business 12.2 data masking template with EM 13c.

    We worked with the EM Data Masking Development team to provide required enhancements for editioning views that were introduced for online patching with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2. The required enhancements are available as of EM 13c. As such, EM 13c will be a requirement for using the data masking template with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.

    Oracle's revenue recognition policy prohibits us from providing time lines and dates for future certifications and releases. Please monitor/subscribe to this blog for the latest in certification announcements.



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