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FEATURE REQUEST: PGP CL: When decrypting a file the output needs to go directly to an ETL program.


Article ID: 150533


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PGP Command Line




PGP Command Line Version Tested: 10.4 build 94
PGP Command Line Version Affected: All versions

I receive a PGP encrypted file from my customer. That file should be decrypted without writing to a temp file. As the file is being decrypted with PGP cmd line, the output should be allowed to pipe into cat command so that it can be fed into our ETL server (Informatica). This will avoid creating a decrypted file at rest in Unix server. We do not want any decrypted file on the Unix server that has PGP Command Line installed.

This feature is available in GPG, but I was surprised that PGP CL does not have this option.

A Feature Request has been submitted for "enabling PGP Command Line to decrypt directly to an ETL program without creating a decrypted temp file on the PGP Cmd Line server".

Symantec Corporation is committed to product quality and satisfied customers. Technical Support filed a Feature Request to add the functionality listed above. This Feature Request is currently being considered by Symantec Corporation to be addressed in a forthcoming version of the product. 

There is no guaranteed date for this request from the Encryption Product Management team, or the Encryption Engineering team at this time. Please be sure to refer back to this article periodically as any changes to the status of the request will be reflected here. You can also subscribe to this article to receive notification when it is updated.

To have your organization added to the list of companies that desire this Feature Request, please contact technical support.