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What is database anonymization?

Gilles Lehoux
on 3/3/13, 10:52 AM 4,169 views

What is database anonymization?

In settings, under Database Anonymization, there is - Anonymization history - Anonymized Fields - Anonymize database


Andreas Brueckl

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Andreas Brueckl
On 3/3/13, 10:57 AM

It makes sensitive company data (like customers, sales figures, users, employee data) anonymous.

This can be necessary if:

  • You want to setup a test environment where also external users have access
  • You want to pass your OpenERP data to your OpenERP service contractor to test new modules and functionalities.
  • You want to setup a training environment (a separate database for training).
  • You want to send your OpenERP database to OpenERP SA for a migration to the latest version as part of the OpenERP Enterprise services.

It would be useful to describe step by step how to anonymize and send data for a given scenario. For example, I want technical support so I create an anonymous data set and send it to tech support provider. If the provided sends me back the data, I think there's a way to de-anonymize it. Also, you should change "sensible" to "sensitive", "confidential" is even better.

Gilles Lehoux
on 3/6/13, 4:32 PM

Andreas, this is incorrect. As the anonymize module explains "Once you get back your migrated database, you restore it and reverse the anonymization process to recover your previous data." See http://apps.openerp.com/addon/718

Fabrice Henrion (fhe)
on 3/8/13, 5:23 AM

Thank you for your valueable comment! I have removed my comment.

Andreas Brueckl
on 3/8/13, 5:25 AM

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