Azure DevOps personal access token


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This SIT is also included in the All credentials bundled SIT.


A combination of 52 characters consisting of letters, digits, and special characters.


Any combination of 52 characters consisting of:

  • a-z or A-Z (case-sensitive)
  • or 2-7

for example:


Credential example

URL=""; PAT = "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz234567abcdefghijklmnopqrst"


This example has been invalidated. It’s not a detectable example of this SIT.



SITs that have checksums use a unique calculation to check if the information is valid. This means when the Checksum value is Yes, the service can make a positive detection based on the sensitive data alone. When the Checksum value is No, other (secondary) elements must also be detected for the service to make a positive detection.

Keyword Highlighting


When keyword highlighting is supported in the contextual summary for a sensitive information type or a trainable classifier, in the Contextual Summary view of activity explorer, the keywords in a document that were matched to a policy are highlighted.


This SIT is designed to match the security information that's used as an alternate password to authenticate into Azure DevOps.

It uses several primary resources:

  • Patterns of Base32 encoded 256-bits symmetric key.
  • Patterns of CredentialName, CredentialFeatures, AccountIdentityName, AccountIdentityValue, ResourceType, ResourceName.
  • Patterns of mockup values, redactions, and placeholders.
  • A dictionary of vocabulary

The patterns are designed to match actual credentials with reasonable confidence. The patterns don't match credentials formatted as examples. Mockup values, redacted values, and placeholders, like credential type or usage descriptions, in the position where an actual secret value should present won't be matched.



  • pat
  • token
  • ado
  • vsts
  • azuredevops