# Data masking
Workato job history stores data going in and out of every recipe step. In certain use cases there may be sensitive information e.g. employee SSN, date of birth, etc. that should not be visible to Workato account admins.
Data masking enables users to disable display of data at the trigger and step level. i.e. users can control display of job history data at every step.
Data masking is only available for certain users. Reach out to Workato sales representatives at +1 (844) 469-6752 to find out more.
# Data masking and data storage
# Trigger and action steps
When a trigger or action step is masked, input and output data is not stored by Workato.
For a trigger or action step, when masked, the
Output tab will not display the data in the UI.
However, the trigger event data is stored by Workato. The trigger event data is used to repeat a job. Trigger event data is distinct from job details data like the trigger and step input and ouput data. Trigger event data represents information needed to repeat a job.
# Enable data masking
Data can be masked for individual recipe steps, and both input and output data display will be disabled in he job history. To turn off display of this data as part of job history, you will need to check the Enable data masking field, found under the Comment section for each recipe step.
The following shows enabled data masking for the Salesforce New/Updated Account trigger.
Enabling data masking. Example recipe (opens new window)
The following shows job history before data masking.
Job detail before masking. Example recipe (opens new window)
The following shows job history after data masking.
Job details after masking. Example recipe (opens new window)