Data masking

Understanding the Quickwork. Quickwork is a no-code, API-based SaaS platform with pre-integrated apps to automate business and consumer workflows.

Quickwork stores complete data flow within each trigger and step(s) of a journey. In certain use cases, there are long trails of sensitive information of users or customers such as IDs, SSNs, passwords, email IDs, etc. which should be prohibited to Quickwork admins who are executing the journey.

Data masking enables users to disable the storage and display of I/O data at the trigger and step level. The masked data of a trigger or a particular action step does not get stored in the execution history of a journey.

Enable trigger data masking

Quickwork's triggers, both real-time and polling, are capable enough to capture incoming events precisely to kick start a journey. While listening for incoming events, there are various confidential information and sensitive data that rush through and pass on to the further steps defined in a journey. Quickwork has thus provided a provision to mask such crucial data at each entry point so that it remains invisible in the input/output state.

To mask trigger data, hover on the trigger step and click the Data Masking button to turn it ON. In this case, the Gmail-Get email trigger has been masked:

Figure 1: Masking the Get email trigger data

Now, whenever the journey executes successfully, the data flows completely between trigger and actions. Since the data masking option is enabled, the trigger I/O data cannot be seen in the History section:

Figure 2: Masked trigger I/O data

Enable step data masking

Data can be masked for all action steps of a journey as per your data security policy. To disable the action step I/O data in the execution history, hover on the step bar and click the Data Masking button to turn it ON. In this case, the Google Sheets action has been masked:

Figure 3: Data masking

The following image shows the execution history after the action data being masked:

Figure 4: Masked action I/O data

Copying the JSON data from the Input and Output tab and pasting it in an editor won't show you the data passed in the journey. Since the Data Masking button is enabled, it will return the following message in the editor:

{
"data": "masked"
}

To turn OFF the data masking option, hover again on the trigger/step bar and click the Data Masking button. Everything will restore to normal.