Aridhia De-Identification Service version:
The 1.3 version of the Aridhia De-identification Service focusses on delivering performance, usability and deployment enhancements. Specifically, this includes:
- Improved performance of the de-identification process by up to 20 times.
- A new user interface for the re-identification process that includes optional login via Microsoft Azure Single Sign On (SSO).
- An updated REST API for de-identification and re-identification.
- A new containerised deployment approach to facilitate easily and quicker releases.
|Improvement||Improve the processing time of de-identification.||Previously, the de-identification server would receive multiple items to de-identify but process these sequentially, including encryption and digest-generation operations. This operation has been parallelised allowing identifiers to be de-identified concurrently with a speed up of up to 20 times. This improvement will also reduce the likelihood of experiencing any timeout errors.||XAP-9048|
|Enhancement||New user interface for re-identification||The previous user interface for re-identification was outdated and did not offer a similar user experience to our Aridhia Workspace. The new user interface has been developed to address these downfalls and improve the usability of existing functionality such as user management, re-identification, and viewing and exporting results. Note that downloading re-identified data in a PDF format has been removed from this release.||XAP-9550|
|Enhancement||Improve user interface login and API Authentication||Login to the user interface is now possible via Microsoft Azure SSO. This also allows users to seamlessly switch between other Azure SSO-enabled Aridhia service user interfaces. Note that the existing role-based access policies are unaffected by this improvement. While API authentication does not currently support Azure SSO, it does now allow for user credentials to be exchanged for short-life tokens as opposed to sending username and password information along with each request.||XAP-5964|
|Improvement||Updated REST API||The updated REST API still allows the same operations to be executed but supports improved authentication (e.g. Azure), JSON response output and enhanced error reporting.||XAP-9646|
|Enhancement||Containerisation of the De-identification Service||In order to facilitate easier and quicker releases and ensure the service utilises the most up-to-date technologies, we have containerised our application and user interface.||XAP-9752 / XAP-9755|