1.- Clone the base project

git clone https://github.com/coreBOS/masqueradeAnonymizer.git

2.- Install masquerade

curl -L -o masquerade.phar https://github.com/elgentos/masquerade/releases/latest/download/masquerade.phar
chmod +x masquerade.phar

3.- Edit config.yaml file and set access to the database you want to anonymize. REMEMBER: make a backup! DO NOT work directly on the production database (just in case it wasn't obvious).

4.- Adapt the existing anonymization files. For each module file in the config directory, you will have to add an anonymization step for the custom fields you have created. You can apply a specific transformation to each one and you can read the ones we have created for examples, also read below for some guidelines

5.- Create new anonymization files for each custom module you may have created for your coreBOS install. Read below for some guidelines

6.- Run

./masquerade.phar run

7.- Debug and repeat until finished

8.- After finishing the anonymization, we recommend you put all the files in the build directory of coreBOS, something like: build/anonymize and version them inside the project.

Anonymization Rules

php build/HelperScripts/listmodules.php 1

to get a list of all your custom modules and extensions

  • Use
php build/HelperScripts/listfields.php modulename

to get the list of fields of your modules

  • Do not anonymize uitype 4 (auto-increment fields)
  • Do not anonymize picklist fields. These do not contain sensitive information and they will break the coreBOS application if the value contained in the field is not registered as an authorized picklist value
  • I would recommend not modifying DateTime fields either but you can if you need to
  • Do not anonymize foreign keys (uitype 10 fields) so the references stay in place and you don't break related lists
  • All users are anonymized except the admin user, so you can login with this user. If you need to keep some other users unmodified add them to the "skip-list"
  • if you need audit trail or login history edit the cleanup.yaml script



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