Encrypting datasets

To secure test data, you must encrypt datasets. You can encrypt one or more columns of a dataset using a password. You are prompted to enter your password when you run a test that utilizes dataset with encrypted variables.

Before you begin

You must have created a test that contains a dataset.

Procedure

  1. Double-click the dataset in the Test Navigator. The dataset is displayed in a browser.
  2. Right-click the heading of the column and select Encrypt column. The Encrypt dataset pop-up window is displayed.
  3. Enter a password to encrypt the column.
    Note:
    • If you are encrypting the dataset column for the first time, you must re-enter the password in the Confirm password field.
    • If you have already encrypted other columns in the dataset, you must enter the password that you used previously. You can use only one password to encrypt columns in a dataset.
  4. Click OK. Asterisks are displayed instead of actual values of the encrypted variables.

Results

The dataset column is encrypted.

Note: If you forget the password to a dataset, there is no way to recover the password.
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