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Using the Encrypt files action

  • Updated: 11/17/2020
    • Automation 360 v.x
    • Build
    • RPA Workspace

Using the Encrypt files action

Use the Encrypt files action to prepare files and folders to be shared securely.

Prerequisites

To encrypt the files or folder using a public key, create a public-private key pair using the Create keys action.

Procedure

To encrypt a file or folder, do the following steps:

  1. Double-click or drag the Encrypt action from the PGP package.
  2. Select either the Passphrase or Public key file encryption type.
    • If you have selected Passphrase, enter the value or select a credential variable.
    • If you have selected Public key file, provide the public key file path.
  3. Select the Encryption algorithm.
    Choose from:
    • AES128
    • AES192
    • AES256
    • Blowfish
    • CAST5
    • Idea
    • TripleDES
    • TwoFish256
  4. In the Source folder/file(s) field, specify the folders or files to encrypt.
    This field supports wildcard characters in the file name and extension. Use an asterisk (*) to substitute for one or more unknown alphanumeric characters or symbols.
    For example:
    • Enter C:\PGP\encrypt*.csv to select the .csv files that start with the word encrypt.
    • Enter C:\PGP\*encrypt*.* to select files of any extension that contain the word encrypt.
  5. In the Destination folder/file(s) field, specify the location where to save the encrypted folders and files.
    This field supports wildcard characters in the file name and extension. Use an asterisk (*) to substitute for one or more unknown alphanumeric characters or symbols.
  6. Enter a value to append to the extension of the destination file.
  7. Select the Overwrite Files check box to replace files with the same name.
  8. Select the Compression type.
    Choose from:
    • None
    • zip
    • bzip2
    • zlib
  9. Select the Armor data (text output) check box to enable ASCII Armor output.
  10. Click Save.
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