Detector Glossary

Nightfall's API currently supports the following detectors pre-built by Nightfall covering a variety of PII, PHI, PCI, and secrets/credentials.

For ease of use, you may use the text in the Name column as an identification code within your API calls instead of the UUID of the Detectors in the Nightfall Dashboard.

In addition to the provided list, the API supports both custom REGEX and WORD_LIST detector types. Any of these detectors can be customized with Context Rules or Exclusion Rules specific to your needs.

Standard PII

BRAZIL_CPF_NUMBERA Brazilian Natural Person Registry Number (CPF number), an 11 digit number with format 000.000.000-00.
CANADA_BANK_ACCOUNTA Canadian bank account number, typically 15-20 digits long.
CANADA_BC_PHNBritish Columbia Personal Health Number. The 10 digit personal health number is assigned to individuals to receive for health services in the province of British Columbia. This token must pass the checksum validation.
CANADA_DRIVERS_LICENSE_NUMBERA Canadian driver's license number.
CANADA_GOVERNMENT_IDThis number is assigned to all residents that do not have a driver’s license, used for general identification purposes.
CANADA_OHIPAn Ontario Health Insurance Plan Number. This 10 digit personal health number is assigned to individuals to receive for health services in the province Ontario.
CANADA_PASSPORTA Canadian passport number.
CANADA_PERMANENT_RESIDENT_NUMBERA 9 to 12 alphanumeric token that is assigned to permanent residents in Canada who are not Canadian citizens.
CANADA_QUEBEC_HINA Quebec Health Insurance Number. This 12 alphanumeric token is a personal health number assigned to individuals to receive for health services in the province Quebec.
CANADA_SOCIAL_INSURANCE_NUMBERThe Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN) is required for accessing government benefits and for employment verification
DATEA date entity that can be a day of the week or calendar date.
DATE_OF_BIRTHThe month, day, and year of a person's birth.
EMAIL_ADDRESSA virtual mailbox address where email is sent to or from. An email address is typically composed of a local component followed by a domain name, separated by an "@" character.
FRANCE_CNIThe French CNI (carte nationale d’identité) is a national identifier frequently used when opening a bank account.
FRANCE_INSEEThe France INSEE is an identifier used for obtaining France's social services.
FRANCE_PASSPORTA France Passport Number for an individual, typically a 9 character alphanumeric string.
GERMANY_IDENTITY_NUMBERThe German identity card, Personalausweis, is used as a national identifier.
GERMANY_PASSPORTA German Passport Number for an individual, typically a 9 character alphanumeric string.
INDIA_AADHAAR_INDIVIDUALA 12 digit number issued to all Indian residents that records an individual's biometric and demographic data.
INDIA_PAN_INDIVIDUALAn Indian Permanent Account Number, a 10 character alphanumeric token.
IRELAND_PASSPORTAn Ireland Passport Number for an individual, typically a 10 character alphanumeric string.
IRELAND_PPSNThe Ireland PPSN is an 8-9 alphanumeric code that is used for the Ireland Department of Social Protection.
LOCATIONA geopolitical place such as a City, State, or Country.
PERSON_NAMEA person's name, including first, middle, and last names.
PHONE_NUMBERA numeric sequence typically between 7 and 11 digits long used for connecting between telephones.
SCOTLAND_COMMUNITY_HEALTH_INDEX_NUMBERA 10-digit number used for identification in Scotland’s National Health Service (NHS) - also referred to as a Community Health Index (CHI) number.
UK_DRIVERS_LICENSE_NUMBERA British driver’s license number.
UK_ELECTORAL_ROLL_NUMBERUK electoral roll number.
UK_NATIONAL_HEALTH_SERVICE_NUMBERA 10-digit number used for identification in the British National Health Service (NHS).
UK_NATIONAL_INSURANCE_NUMBERA 9-character alphanumeric string used for the administration of National Insurance, often referred to as NINO. They are sometimes used for tax purposes or other identification.
UK_PASSPORTA 9-digit number used for a British passport.
UK_TAXPAYER_REFERENCEA Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) for individuals and entities paying taxes in the United Kingdom - typically a 10 digit number.
US_DRIVERS_LICENSE_NUMBERAn alphanumeric string identifying US Driver's License; format varies with the issuing state.
US_INDIVIDUAL_TAXPAYER_IDENTIFICATION_NUMBERCaptures a 9 digit tax identification number assigned by the IRS if an individual does not have a Social Security Number.
US_PASSPORTA United States Passport Number for an individual, typically a 6 to 9 character alphanumeric string.
US_SOCIAL_SECURITY_NUMBERA 9 digit numeric string often used as a unique identification number for United States citizens and residents.
US_VEHICLE_IDENTIFICATION_NUMBERA 17 character alphanumeric vehicle identifier managed by the U.S. Department of Transportation.


AMERICAN_BANKERS_CUSIP_IDAmerican Bankers' Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures (CUSIP), a 9 character numeric or alphanumeric code for identifying North American financial security.
CREDIT_CARD_NUMBERA 12 to 19 digit number used for payments and other monetary transactions.
IBAN_CODEAn International Bank Account Number defined under the ISO 13616:2007 standard used to identify an individual’s account.
SWIFT_CODEAn 8 or 11 alphanumeric identification code for banks, used for financial transactions and other communications between banks. It is synonymous with a Bank Identifier Code (BIC).
US_BANK_ROUTING_MICRA 9 digit code used to identify a financial institution in monetary transactions, usually referred to as a routing number or transit number.
US_EMPLOYER_IDENTIFICATION_NUMBERA U.S. Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Federal Tax ID Number is used as a unique identifier for business entities.


FDA_NATIONAL_DRUG_NAMEThe official FDA approved drug name.
HIPAA_DEFINED_PIIDetects Personal Identifiable Information (PII)
ICD10_CODEInternational Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, ICD10 is a series of codes used by medical practitioners to identify diagnoses and procedures. The list is published by the World Health Organization (WHO).
ICD10_DIAGNOSIS_DESCRIPTIONICD 10 diagnosis description describes a patient's diagnosis.
ICD9_CODEInternational Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, ICD9 is a series of codes used by medical practitioners to identify diagnoses and procedures. The list is published by the World Health Organization (WHO).
ICD9_DIAGNOSIS_DESCRIPTIONICD 9 diagnosis description describes a patient's diagnosis.
PROTECTED_HEALTH_INFORMATIONDetects Protected Health Information (PHI)
US_HEALTH_INSURANCE_CLAIM_NUMBERA health insurance claim number is used as a Medicare identifier.
US_HEALTHCARE_NPI10 digit identifier for U.S. medicare providers.


IMEI_HARDWARE_IDAn identifier for mobile phones, IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity.
IP_ADDRESSA numerical label that can be used to identify a device connected to a network. This detector supports both IPv4 and IPv6.
MAC_ADDRESSA 12 hexadecimal value used for identification for a network adapter; MAC stands for Media Access Control.


API_KEYA freeform string used for user verification to access online program functions.
CRYPTOGRAPHIC_KEYA string of characters used by an encryption algorithm to generate seemingly random tokens.
DATABASE_CONNECTION_STRINGCaptures a JDBC or ODBC connection string.
GCP_CREDENTIALSCredentials for your Google service account, it is typically in a JSON format.
PASSWORD_IN_CODECaptures credentials that are written into code. This detector's main use case and accuracy will be on code-based data.