Clarity UI and database - masking sensitive data with PII job
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Clarity UI and database - masking sensitive data with PII job


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How to mask / anonymize Clarity sensitive data in order to send data to Support/Engineering, use for Test in test environment or comply to GDPR requirements?


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There is an OOTB Clarity job called Anonymize Personally Identifiable Information (PII) job, which will scramble the selected resources personal data (Personally Identifiable Information)


  1. As a requirement, PMO Accelerator must be installed on the system and the PII attribute items that come with it
  2. Also a working connection with Data Warehouse and DB LINK is required to be able to mask the data there as well
  3. Make sure you have created a database backup. Never perform these steps in a Production environment.
  4. Connect as administrator, make sure you have full permissions on the PII object
  5. Check the fields you consider sensitive information in Clarity. 
    By default, the application is configured to anonymize:
    • resource ID
    • resource full name
    • resource first name
    • resource last name
    • resource email address
      The full list of fields that are anonymized is here
  1. If you need any more fields to be added to this - go to Home - PII Attributes and create a new entry [pointing to your custom attribute]


Option 1: Do you want to anonymize just a number of inactive resources?

  1. Set the resources you want to anonymize to Inactive
  2. On the Resources list, add the attribute Anonymize Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and set it to Selected (checked) for the resources you wish to anonymize
  3. Run the job Anonymize Personally Identifiable Information (PII) with the option Anonymize Only Inactive Resources with Anonymize PII Selected

Option 2: If you would like to scramble the entire database (NOT on Production environment)

  1. Take a database backup (IMPORTANT)
  2. Connect to Administration - Job Definitions - Anonymize Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
  3. Go to Parameters - select WARNING! Anonymize ALL Resources and uncheck Read Only, then Save
  4. Run the job Anonymize Personally Identifiable Information (PII) with the option WARNING! Anonymize ALL Resources Selected
  5. Go back in the job definition and reset the parameter back to Read Only and Save



  • Verify that you have backed up all your resource data before you run the Anonymize Personally Identifiable Information (PII) job.
  • When you run this job, the resource data is permanently obfuscated. You cannot undo this operation.
  • Broadcom Support and Broadcom Service partners cannot help retrieve lost data unless you made a reliable backup.
  • A backup is helpful if you are testing the feature and want to restore data, or you accidentally obfuscated data that you want to restore.
  • However, you might need to encrypt, obfuscate, or purge the backup to comply with your security policies or other regulations.


Disclaimer: Broadcom is not responsible for protected data that you anonymize and later decide you want to retrieve.