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  1. Preface
  2. Part 1: Introduction to Amazon Redshift connectors
  3. Part 2: Data Integration with Amazon Redshift V2 Connector
  4. Part 3: Data Integration with Amazon Redshift Connector

Amazon Redshift Connectors

Amazon Redshift Connectors

Client-side encryption for Amazon Redshift targets

Client-side encryption for Amazon Redshift targets

Client-side encryption is a technique to encrypt data before transmitting the data to the Amazon Redshift server.
When you enable client-side encryption for Amazon Redshift targets, the Secure Agent fetches the data from the source, writes the data to the staging directory, encrypts the data, and then writes the data to an Amazon S3 bucket. The Amazon S3 bucket then writes the data to Amazon Redshift.
To enable client-side encryption, you must provide a master symmetric key in the connection properties and select the
Turn on S3 Client Side Encryption
option in the advanced target properties.
The Secure Agent encrypts the data by using the master symmetric key. The master symmetric key is a 256-bit AES encryption key in the Base64 format. Amazon Redshift Connector uploads the data to the Amazon S3 server by using the master symmetric key and then loads the data to Amazon Redshift by using the copy command with the Encrypted option and a private encryption key for additional security. To enable client-side encryption, perform the following tasks: