One of the primary uses of IRI FieldShield is to encrypt and decrypt sensitive data in database or flat-file columns. FieldShield relies on a passphrase to derive a symmetrical encryption key used at encryption and decryption time.
Introduction: This example demonstrates an older method of using IRI FieldShield to protect sensitive data prior to indexing the data in Splunk. As you will read, FieldShield would process the data outside of Splunk and create a CSV file for Splunk’s ingestion.
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And the fire burns on.