Posted On: Jan 4, 2023

Amazon Transfer Family announces built-in support for PGP decryption of files uploaded over SFTP, FTPS or FTP to Amazon S3 or Amazon EFS. Customers can now configure and automate decryption of files that are encrypted using PGP keys by their users before upload, which can help them meet their data protection and compliance requirements when exchanging sensitive data with third parties.

Amazon Transfer Family provides managed workflows that allow you to create, automate and monitor linear sequence of steps for post-upload processing of files received via Amazon Transfer Family resource. With this launch, you can use a new, built-in and fully managed workflow step to automatically decrypt uploaded files using PGP keys. You can configure your PGP decryption tasks with just a few clicks in the Amazon Web Services console, without writing any code or licensing third-party solutions. Using Amazon Secrets Manager, you can setup a single PGP key to decrypt all files received via your Amazon Transfer Family resource, or specify user-specific PGP keys. In addition, you can monitor and audit your file decryption tasks using Amazon CloudWatch logs.

Amazon Transfer Family support for this new feature is available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. To get started with this new feature in your Amazon Web Services account, visit Amazon Web Services Management Console. To learn more, visit the managed workflows documentation. For information on pricing, see Amazon Transfer Family pricing.