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Manage PII Redaction templates for Agent Pools

Overview

Note

The Lightrun PII Redaction Templates for Agent Pools feature is only available to users on our Enterprise plan; please contact our support team for more information.

Lightrun promotes data security through the utilization of PII (Personally Identifiable Information) Redaction. This feature allows you to control retrieval of sensitive data in instrumented code using predefined patterns. For best practices on setting up PII Redaction, see Lightrun PII Redaction Best Practices.

Lightrun supports creating a list of PII Redaction patterns on all your agents or alternatively creating and assigning different PII Redaction templates to different agent pools. For example, if you would like to apply PII Redaction only on a Production environment and not on Development or Staging.

To help you get started with configuring your PII redaction on agent pools, we provide a single Default template on the PII Redaction page which serves as a starting point for creating your templates. Note that it does not contain any predefined patterns and is not assigned to any agent pools.

The process of assigning PII Redaction to an agent pool includes these steps:

  1. Create your PII Redaction template.
  2. Create or access an existing agent pool and assign the PII Redaction template to the agent pool.

Set up your PII Redaction templates

You can set up your PII Redaction template using one of the following:

  • Edit and save the default template and use it as a basis for all future templates.
  • Create a new template from scratch.
  • Clone an existing template, apply changes and rename with an intuitive name.
TO CREATE A PII REDACTION TEMPLATE
  1. Log in to your Lightrun account.
  2. Click Settings on the top right hand side of your screen to navigate to the Settings dashboard.
  3. Select PII Redaction under Security in the Settings dashboard sidebar. The Data Redaction window opens.
  4. To help you create your initial template, you can set the patterns on the default data redaction template or you can click Create new template. data redaction default template The PII Redaction template opens.
  5. Provide a name for your template and click Add Pattern. data redaction default template The Add Pattern dialog box opens.

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  6. In the Name text field, enter a unique name for the added pattern.

  7. Select your preferred data redaction type:
    • Redact by variable name: Data is redacted based on variable name. Any variables which match the supplied pattern will be excluded from the data Lightrun captures. For example, adding a pattern apiToken will prevent Lightrun from logging data from any variable which includes apiToken in the variable name. So variables my_apiToken, theOtherapiToken, and someapiTokenVariable will all be redacted.
    • Redact by variable value: Data is redacted based on a specified regex pattern. The regex pattern is matched to a value, not a variable name. For example, the following regex pattern\b5[1-5]\d\d([\-\ ]?)(?:\d{4}\1){2}\d{4}\b will redact all Mastercard debit or credit card data from Lightrun.
  8. Enter Regex pattern depending on the mode you selected.
  9. (Optional) Enable the Make case insensitive option to support case insensitive values. The default is set as case sensitive. From Lightrun version 1.14, the Variable name pattern is set by default as case sensitive. By enabling the Make Case Insensitive field when specifying accountName, data will be redacted from ACCOUNTNAME, accountname, and AccountName variables.
  10. To verify the pattern, in the Regex Tester field, enter a test string corresponding to the pattern specified in the previous step. Pattern verification is confirmed when the MATCH button is active.
  11. Click Save.

Clone an existing PII Redaction template

Cloning an existing PII Redaction template is useful if you would like to create multiple templates with minor variations, such as changes to the patterns or the environments in which the PII redaction occurs.

TO CLONE AN EXISTING PII REDACTION TEMPLATE
  1. Log in to your Lightrun account.
  2. Click Settings on the top right hand side of your screen to navigate to the Settings dashboard.
  3. Select PII Redaction under Security in the Settings dashboard sidebar. The Data Redaction window opens.
  4. Select an existing PII Redaction template and click Clone template. clone pattern   -30%
  5. Apply your changes and click Save.

Assign a PII Redaction template to an Agent Pool

  1. Log in to your Lightrun account.
  2. Click Settings on the top right-hand side of your screen to navigate to the Settings dashboard > Identity and Access Management tab.
  3. Select Agent pools in the Settings dashboard sidebar to open the Agent Pools page.
  4. Click the + Create new agent pool button on the top right-hand side.
  5. In the Create agent pool dialog, click Show advanced settings and from the PII Redaction list, select your predefined PII Redaction template. select pii pattern on agent  -third
  6. Click Create agent pool and select your predefined PII redaction template from the PII redaction list.

Manage PII Redaction templates on Agent Pools

You can view and/or change the PII template assigned to an agent pool in the Management tab located under the agent pool.

  1. From the Agent Pool list, click anywhere in the line to select an agent pool. The Edit Agent Pool dialog opens.
  2. Click the Management tab, and select an alternate option from the PII Redaction list. edit agent pool pii redaction  -Third
  3. Click Save and close.
  4. (Optional) Navigate to Security > PII Redaction page, to verify that your agent pool was assigned to the modified PII redaction template.

Last update: April 17, 2024