Table of Contents


  1. Preface
  2. Introduction to Test Data Management
  3. Test Data Manager
  4. Projects
  5. Policies
  6. Data Discovery
  7. Creating a Data Subset
  8. Performing a Data Masking Operation
  9. Data Masking Techniques and Parameters
  10. Data Generation
  11. Data Generation Techniques and Parameters
  12. Working with Test Data Warehouse
  13. Analyzing Test Data with Data Coverage
  14. Plans and Workflows
  15. Monitor
  16. Reports
  17. ilmcmd
  18. tdwcmd
  19. tdwquery
  20. Data Type Reference
  21. Data Type Reference for Test Data Warehouse
  22. Data Type Reference for Hadoop
  23. Glossary

SSN Masking

SSN Masking

SSN masking applies a built-in mask format to change Social Security numbers. Mask string datatypes with SSN masking.
The PowerCenter Integration Service generates valid Social Security numbers. To avoid generating numbers that the Social Security Administration has already issued, you can download the latest version of the High Group List at the following location:
The PowerCenter Integration Service accesses the latest High Group List from the following location:
<PowerCenter Installation Directory>\infa_shared\SrcFiles\highgroup.txt
The PowerCenter Integration Service generates Social Security numbers that are not on the High Group List.
The SSN masking accepts any SSN format that contains nine digits. You can delimit the digits with any set of characters. For example, the SSN masking accepts the following format:
You can configure repeatable masking for Social Security numbers. Select the
Repeatable Output
option, select the
option, and enter a value.
The PowerCenter Integration Service returns deterministic Social Security numbers with repeatable masking. The PowerCenter Integration Service cannot return all unique Social Security numbers because it cannot return valid Social Security numbers that the Social Security Administration has issued.

SSN Randomization

The Social Security Administration developed a method to randomize the nine-digit SSN. This method eliminates the geographical significance of the first three digits of SSN and protects the integrity of the Social Security numbers.
When you configure SSN masking parameters, you can use the SSN randomization technique to mask a Social Security number.