The Replacements Store is an optional feature of Philter that stores the locations in text that were identified as sensitive information. The Replacements Store does not include the actual sensitive information – the store only includes the locations identified by character-based index positions. The purpose of the Replacements Store is to provide a historical record of how input text was manipulated.
The Replacements Store utilizes Elasticsearch as the backend storage mechanism so an instance of Elasticsearch is required. See Philter's Settings for enabling and configuring the Replacements Store.
The Replacements Store can be queried via Philter’s API. By providing a document identifier, the API will return information about the sensitive information that was identified by Philter.