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Database anonymizer package

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PGAnonymizer is a tool for anonymizing database for testing purposes.


PGAnonymizer required Python 3.5 and above to run. PGAnonymizer can be installed using pip.

$ pip install pganonymizer


PGAnonymizer will hash columns in table depending on the rules inside CSJ file.

CSJ file format:

"table", "column", "rule"
"schema.table_to_be_hased", "columned_to_be_hased", "hash"
"schema.table_to_be_hased", "columned_to_be_hased", "date"
"schema.table_to_be_hased", "columned_to_be_hased", "phone"

Example for rules for hashing

Hash is for text type field such as name or address. The return value will be in base32 with length of atmost 16.
Example input:


Example output:


Date is for date type field. The return value will keep the original year but hash the month and date field.
Example input:


Example output:


Phone is for phone number. The return value will be of same length as the original number.
Example input:


Example output:




$ pganonymizer [database environment] [option]

To use PGAnonymizer, you can call:

$ pganonymizer --schema path_to_schema_file.csj

By default, PGAnonymizer will connect to database using user's username as database and role.
Otherwise, please specify as follow:

$ pganonymizer -d postgres -U postgres --schema path_to_schema_file.csj

For more information on the usage, please use the following command:

$ pganonymizer --help

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