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Algorithm Syncability


This article shows tables that specify which algorithms are syncable between Masking engines (in addition to the Masking engine key).


Users must have admin privileges on the Masking engine to export and import algorithms.

User-defined Algorithms

Type Syncable Notes
Lookup Yes NA
Binary Lookup Yes NA
Segmented Mapping Yes NA
Mapping Configuration Specific See Masking Algorithm Sync
Tokenization Yes NA
Minmax Yes NA
Cleansing Yes NA
Free Text Redaction Yes NA
Component Yes NA

Built-In Algorithms

While some of the built-in algorithms are not synchronizable, mainly due to them being non-deterministic, we still can support the export of inventories that contain any built-in algorithm. We just do not guarantee consistent masking of those non-synchronizable built-in algorithms between engines.


Syncing built-in algorithms does not actually import the files associated with them, rather, it updates their individual keys if they have them.


Synchronizing the global Engine key has no impact on SDK based algorithms. SDK algorithms must be synchronized as separate individual objects due to the embedded key per-algorithm object. Many out-of-the-box algorithms are transitioning to implementations based on SDK-derived plugin implementations. A user must sync the individual algorithms listed under "GET /syncable-objects" object_type == "USER_ALGORITHM".

Algorithm API Name Algorithm UI Name Type Syncable Workaround
AccNoLookup ACCOUNT SL lookup Yes NA
AccountTK ACCOUNT_TK tokenization Yes NA
AddrLine2Lookup ADDRESS LINE 2 SL lookup Yes NA
AddrLookup ADDRESS LINE SL lookup Yes NA
BusinessLegalEntityLookup BUSINESS LEGAL ENTITY SL lookup Yes NA
CommentLookup COMMENT SL lookup Yes NA
CreditCard CREDIT CARD calculated No None
DateShiftDiscrete DATE SHIFT(DISCRETE) calculated Yes NA
DateShiftFixed DATE SHIFT(FIXED) calculated No Already synchronized
DateShiftVariable DATE SHIFT(VARIABLE) calculated No None
DrivingLicenseNoLookup DR LICENSE SL lookup Yes NA
DummyHospitalNameLookup DUMMY_HOSPITAL_NAME_SL lookup Yes NA
EmailLookup EMAIL SL lookup Yes NA
FirstNameLookup FIRST NAME SL lookup Yes NA
FullNMLookup FULL_NM_SL lookup Yes NA
LastNameLookup LAST NAME SL lookup Yes NA
LastCommaFirstLookup LAST_COMMA_FIRST_SL lookup Yes NA
NameTK NAME_TK tokenization Yes NA
NullValueLookup NULL SL lookup Yes NA
RandomValueLookup RANDOM_VALUE_SL lookup Yes NA
SchoolNameLookup SCHOOL NAME SL lookup Yes NA
SecureShuffle SECURE SHUFFLE calculated No None
SsnTK SSN_TK tokenization Yes NA
USCountiesLookup US_COUNTIES_SL lookup Yes NA
USCitiesLookup USCITIES_SL lookup Yes NA
USstatecodesLookup USSTATE_CODES_SL lookup Yes NA
USstatesLookup USSTATES_SL lookup Yes NA
WebURLsLookup WEB_URLS_SL lookup Yes NA
RepeatFirstDigit ZIP+4 calculated No Already synchronized

Extensible Algorithms

Extensible Algorithms are fully syncable between Masking Engines. There are two types of Extensible Algorithms:

A) Built-in to the Algorithm Plugin: These are synced through synchronization of the corresponding plugin.

B) Configurable Extensible Algorithms: These may be synced alone. All the dependencies for Extensible Algorithms (like other Extensible Algorithms, files, external file URLs, mount points for NFS mounted files, or algorithm plugins) are automatically synced along with it. For example: if an Extensible Algorithm is configured for use by another Extensible Algorithm, the dependent one (or containing the plugin) is automatically synced during the sync of the main one.