Database Anonymizer

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Technical Name nova_anonymizer
LicenseOPL-1
Websitehttps://www.novacode.nl
Versions 17.0 15.0 12.0 16.0 14.0 13.0
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Availability
Odoo Online
Odoo.sh
On Premise
Lines of code 1279
Technical Name nova_anonymizer
LicenseOPL-1
Websitehttps://www.novacode.nl
Versions 17.0 15.0 12.0 16.0 14.0 13.0

Database Anonymization

Configurable and super fast

WARNINGS:

Don't use on a production (live) environment ! Use on a copy eg. test environment.
Anonymizes the database in-place.
Anonymization is irreversible, cannot be undone.
Works on Odoo.sh
Compatible with Enterprise and Community

About database anonymization in general

A database which contains sensitive data, like personal- and userdata, should be anonymized when:

  • Sending and/or sharing a database with external parties (eg development agencies, freelancers).
  • On a test environment accessible to external (or untrusted) parties, or when it doesn't have the high security level like a production environment.

Database anonymization is the required action to prepare such database.
So you don't risk to infringe GDPR (dutch: AVG), privacy and other concerns about sensitive data.

Convenience, configuration and advanced features are key here!
With this Odoo module/app you're able to prepare (configure) the database and execute the anonymization.

Features

Subject Description
Super fast anonymization Handles very large databases.
Uses the PostgreSQL COPY command by psycopg2.

Warning:
Dependend fields (api.depends) will be anonymized but get out of computation/sync, because of the PostgreSQL COPY implementation.
This app (implementation) chooses anonymization performance over integrity/correctness.
Update Models and Fields A wizard to select models, which loads (and updates) the models and all its fields into configuration models.
Configure Fields Configure per field, whether to anonymize and the anonymization method.
Configure Models Configure per model, which records to anonymize or to exclude, by a search domain filter (or SQL WHERE).
If empty search domain filter, all records will be anonymized.
Field anonymization methods Alter data with plentiful of Provider tools

Possibilities:
  • clear: set database field to NULL.
  • choice: define a list of possible values for a database field and will randomly make a choice from this list.
  • fake: use providers from the Python library Faker
    (i) https://faker.readthedocs.io/en/master/providers.html
  • md5: hash the given field value with the MD5 algorithm.
  • mask: replace each character with a static (configured) sign.
  • set: replace with configured value.
  • append: append a value at the end of the altered value.
CSV export/import template for model and fields configuration CSV export/import template is included, for models and fields configurations.
This eases preparation, re-use and repeatability of the anonymizer configuration, also across databases.
See an example in the screenshots below (CSV export template, CSV import).
Enable anonymization setting (extra safety) Initially the database anonymization is disabled and only configuration (model fields) is possible.
Database anonymization can be enabled in the Configuration Settings.
Database transaction and error reporting The anonymization runs in a database transaction. If an error occurs eg due to misconfiguration, the transaction is rolled back and the error is displayed to the user.
Non feature notice: filestore (attachments) The filestore (attachments) ain't anonymized, altered or whatsoever.
So the anonymization only applies to the (PostgreSQL) database.

Screenshots

Update Models and Fields

Model Fields configuration - editable list

Model Field configuration - form

Execute database anonymization

CSV export template - model fields configuration

CSV import - model fields configuration

License

One License is permitted per customer project.

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