Dynamics 365 CE (CRM) Data Anonymization: Anonymize sandbox data (copied from production) to meet data security standards like GDPR

Prashant Kumar Maurya

We all have faced situation in when we need to replicated Dynamics 365 production environment to a lower/sandbox environment for distinct reasons like

  1. To reproduce and debug productions issue in a lower environment.
  2. To create a preprod environment replica of production environment.
  3. To create a development environment from production environment. etc.

And to protect confidential customer data we do masking of confidential information before we share this environment to dev/test/support/another team. This masking activity is very tedious and time-consuming, one can do it manually or can right some code logic to do so.

Thanks to KingswaySoft, they have created an excellent SSIS component “Data Anonymizer” that can make things simple.

How to use Data Anonymizer Step by Step: I assume that the person reading this blog has basic knowledge of SSIS, as it is very focused on Data Anonymizer component.

  1. Before you start you also need another component

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