Using the VIP Server Controller is the recommended approach to running Masking Actions iteratively, before exposing the completed Mask to the shared server and web portal.

The VIP Server Controller is a desktop application that provides a simple UI for specifying parameters and rapidly running actions using VIP. It furthermore enables you to save Masking Parameters easily as Config Files, re-running parameterized Masking Actions rapidly in future.

The VIP Server Controller can be opened from your start menu or from your desktop if you created a desktop item during its installation. The application is called "VIP Server Controller".

Note: The VIP Server Controller must be opened in administrator mode. This allows it to access the files it needs. Right click The VIP Server Controller desktop icon and select "Run as administrator".

The VIP Server Controller is separated into two tabs:

  1. The Flow Cache Server

  2. Run Flow

See articles on both tabs above. They cover the mandatory parameters which must be entered. For a full overview of the parameters that you can enter, please see SQL Masking Parameters list.