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GPG key Encryption/Decryption and Unable to decrypt file in Data loading activity

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Hi All,


I want to encrypt the data file coming into the adobe and decrypt the same to consume it in adobe campaign. This can be done by generating GPG key pair in control panel.


I have generated the key pair in control panel and used the generated public key to encrypt the data file. I tried two different ways to encrypt the data file :

1. by importing public key in "Kleopatra"

2. by importing the key in Windows command prompt.


The file got encrypted successfully by both ways. Then I placed these "Book2.csv.gpg" files in Adobe sFTP location. Later I created a Workflow in which I took file collector activity to fetch the encrypted file and the file was successfully fetched followed by which data loading activity is taken with "Decrypt" command. Whlile decrypting I am getting an error due to which unable to decrypt and load the file.


Please help me to resolve this issue.


Also I wanted to understand whether I used right ways to encrypt the csv file, if not then please let me know the other way by which we can encrypt the file using gpg public key.


Console Version : Adobe Classic 7

Build : 9282


Data Loading Activity :




Below Error is thrown when I used Kleopatra generated Encrypted file.



Below Error is thrown when I used Windows cmd prompt through generated Encrypted file.



Thanks and Regards,

Neelam B.


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gpg --batch --passphrase passphrase --decrypt <%=vars.filename%>




Try this guide



Check this thread out (standard)


The key is then available for use in Adobe Campaign workflows. You can use it to encrypt data when using data extraction activities.


Discover this feature in video

For more on this topic, refer to Adobe Campaign documentation:

Campaign Classic v7 and Campaign v8:

Hi @David__Garcia ,

Thanks for your response.

The link/Video that you have provided is for Encrypting the data which is going out of the Adobe Campaign.

My requirement is to encrypt the data outside Adobe , place it in Adobe sFTP path using winSCP, Fetch and Decrypt it in Adobe Campaign. For which I have generated the GPG key in control panel.

Also the screenshot that you have shared of gpg command is now disabled in latest version and instead one drop down is provided with 3 values : None , Decrypt , Decompress

Is there any other way to decrypt the file data ? such as using javascript or something ?