SFTP connection

Overview

Create a live outbound connection to your SFTP server to periodically export delimited data files from Adobe Experience Platform.

IMPORTANT

While Experience Platform supports data exports to SFTP servers, the recommended cloud storage locations to export data are Amazon S3 and Azure Blob.

Export type and frequency

Refer to the table below for information about the destination export type and frequency.

Item Type Notes
Export type Profile-based You are exporting all members of a segment, together with the desired schema fields (for example: email address, phone number, last name), as chosen in the select profile attributes screen of the destination activation workflow.
Export frequency Batch Batch destinations export files to downstream platforms in increments of three, six, eight, twelve, or twenty-four hours. Read more about batch file-based destinations.

SFTP profile-based export type

Connect to the destination

IMPORTANT

To connect to the destination, you need the Manage Destinations access control permission. Read the access control overview or contact your product administrator to obtain the required permissions.

To connect to this destination, follow the steps described in the destination configuration tutorial. In the configure destination workflow, fill in the fields listed in the two sections below.

Authentication information

If you select the Basic authentication type to connect to your SFTP location:

SFTP destination basic authentication

  • Host: The address of your SFTP storage location;
  • Username: The username to log into your SFTP storage location;
  • Password: The password to log into your SFTP storage location.
  • Encryption key: Optionally, you can attach your RSA-formatted public key to add encryption to your exported files. Your public key must be written as a Base64 encoded string.
    • Example: ----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK---- {Base64-encoded string} ----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----. See below an example of a correctly formatted PGP key, with the middle part shortened for brevity.

      PGP key

If you select the SFTP with SSH key authentication type to connect to your SFTP location:

SFTP destination SSH key authentication

  • Domain: Fill in the IP address or the domain name of your SFTP account
  • Port: The port used by your SFTP storage location;
  • Username: The username to log into your SFTP storage location;
  • SSH Key: The private SSH key used to log into your SFTP storage location. The private key must be formatted as a Base64-encoded string and must not be password-protected.
  • Encryption key: Optionally, you can attach your RSA-formatted public key to add encryption to your exported files. Your public key must be written as a Base64 encoded string.
    • Example: ----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK---- {Base64-encoded string} ----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----. See below an example of a correctly formatted PGP key, with the middle part shortened for brevity.

      PGP key

Destination details

After establishing the authentication connection to the SFTP location, provide the following information for the destination:

Available Destination details for SFTP destination

  • Name: enter a name that will help you identify this destination in the Experience Platform user interface;
  • Description: enter a description for this destination;
  • Folder path: enter the path to the folder in your SFTP location where the files will be exported.

Activate segments to this destination

IMPORTANT

To activate data, you need the Manage Destinations, Activate Destinations, View Profiles, and View Segments access control permissions. Read the access control overview or contact your product administrator to obtain the required permissions.

See Activate audience data to batch profile export destinations for instructions on activating audience segments to this destination.

Exported data

For SFTP destinations, Platform creates a .csv file in the storage location that you provided. For more information about the files, see Activate audience data to batch profile export destinations in the segment activation tutorial.

IP address allow list

Refer to IP address allow list for cloud storage destinations if you need to add Adobe IPs to an allow list.

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