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Tokenize Custom Attributes

Your Custom Attribute data can be tokenized before sending it to McAfee Enterprise MVISION Cloud. Your data will not be saved in the clear, and tokenization mapping will not leave your premises.

Tokenization is set through a flag in the log file saved in your Cloud Connector install directory. To enable tokenization for custom attributes, set the custom_attributes.tokenize flag to true.


  • These tokenized custom attributes will show up "as is", in other words, tokenized on the MVISION Cloud dashboard if the user doesn't have detokenization permissions.
  • Each tokenized AD attribute is saved as a separate line item in MapDB.txt. So, if three AD attributes are tokenized, three individual lines will be present in MapDB.txt for that user.

To support and persist tokenization of these AD attributes, extra disk space will be required, depending on your tokenization method. Please contact MVISION Cloud Support for more information on the estimated file size.

fileSystemWatcher.tokenizationDnComponent Property

For Cloud Connector 3.5 and later, the previous normalization algorithm used in HMACSHA256 does not handle LDAP distinguished names properly.

If there is an equals sign (=) in the value, the normalizer will only take the string after the last one. Many distinguished names that typically end in dc=com will be normalized to a single value: com.

In order to preserve existing normalizations, a new configurable property has been added: fileSystemWatcher.tokenizationDnComponent. It defaults to empty.

If this property is set as fileSystemWatcher.tokenizationDnComponent=CN, it will modify the algorithm's attempts to extract the first configured distinguished name component, and if not present, it will then fallback to the original method.

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