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Barracuda Web Application Firewall

How can I mask sensitive data appearing in the Access Logs of the Barracuda Web Application Firewall?

  • Type: Knowledgebase
  • Date changed: 2 years ago

Solution #00005880


This solution applies to the Barracuda Web Application Firewall, all firmware versions.

Credit card, Social Security Numbers (SSN), or any other sensitive data can be retrieved from the access logs.

To protect this data administrator has to specify the parameters under "Web Sites > Advanced Security > Mask Sensitive Data". This option allows the administrator to specify the parameters which are considered sensitive and to be hidden under Access Logs and Web Firewall Logs.

The Barracuda Web Application Firewall replaces the value of these parameters with X's, while logging it under Access Logs and Web Firewall Logs, if present in the request.

Note: Masking sensitive data is done only for URL parameters.

Sensitive Parameter Names - Enter the comma separated list of parameters which are to be masked. For example, Password, Name.

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