SFTP connection


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


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

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 from the select attributes screen of the destination activation workflow.

SFTP profile-based export type

Connect to the destination

To connect to this destination, follow the steps described in the destination configuration tutorial.

Connection parameters

While setting up this destination, you must provide the following information:

  • 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
  • Name: enter a name that will help you identify this destination.
  • Description: enter a description of this destination.
  • Folder path: enter the path to the destination folder that will host the exported files.

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.

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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