Environment Settings

It is recommended to configure the environment settings below.

These are optional but will likely enhance the operation and ongoing usability of DataVeil for you.
 

DataVeil User Data Location

The unzipped DataVeil delivery folder contains a folder called 'DataVeilUserData'.

It contains the default folders for storing the automatically generated masking and discovery reports and any custom discovery regular expression patterns that you may define.

If you intend to use DataVeil on an ongoing basis, and may therefore upgrade the software at some time in the future, then it is recommended to either:

Move the 'DataVeilUserData' folder (and its subfolders) to a permanent location rather than leaving it within the delivery folder, or..

Use any other permanent folder locations that you prefer that are outside of the unzipped DataVeil delivery folder.

Either way, you will need to manually update these folder location settings. To do this, please open the Options dialog from the main menu bar Tools->Options. The Directories panel is shown below:
 

 

Component Home

This is the folder where all Components shall be saved and searched when referenced by a masking project.
 

DataSet Home

This folder location has been provided as a convenience setting and is recommended to keep CSV files there although there is nothing in the DataVeil software that requires it.
 

Discovery Current Reports

This folder is where reports from a discovery search shall be written. This folder is subject to automatic deletion of older reports. Please see Discovery Reports.
 

Discovery Archive Reports

This folder is where discovery reports from the Current Reports folder are moved when the 'Move to Archive' action is used. Contents in this folder are not subject to automatic deletion.
 

Discovery Custom Patterns

This folder is the root folder of where user-defined custom discovery patterns are maintained.
 

Masking Current Reports

This folder is where reports from a masking execution search shall be written. This folder is subject to automatic deletion of older reports. Please see Masking Reports.
 

Masking Archive Reports

This folder is where masking execution reports from the Current Reports folder are moved when the 'Move to Archive' action is used. Contents in this folder are not subject to automatic deletion.
 

Email Server Settings

Some features within DataVeil enable email notifications, such as upon completion of a data masking run or a discovery search.

In order for emails to be sent, the email server settings must first be configured.

To open the email settings panel, click on the main menu bar Tools->Options and open the Servers panel, as shown below.

After entering your email server settings you can test them by clicking on the "Send Test Email" button. If DataVeil is able to connect and send successfully then a confirmation message shall be displayed and you should receive a test email at the Default Recipients address(es).