Encrypt Column Data

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Encrypt Column Data

Post by sangxuan513 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:38 pm

Is it possible to encrypt a columns data so that it is not viewable? Like for an SSN? Or does thar even make sense in a database like Vertica?
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Re: Encrypt Column Data

Post by JimKnicely » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:39 pm

There is an encryption function available out on Github... It consists of a pair of AES encryption/decryption functions. This enables field-level encryption within Vertica using the industry standard AES algorithm.

See: https://github.com/vertica/Vertica-Exte ... on_package

For performance reasons, a better option is to look into column access policies:

See: https://my.vertica.com/docs/8.0.x/HTML/ ... POLICY.htm
Jim Knicely


Note: I work for Vertica. My views, opinions, and thoughts expressed here do not represent those of my employer.

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