Available in: Enterprise, Performance, Unlimited, Developer, and Database.com Editions
The Data Loader command-line interface is supported for Windows only.
When running Data Loader in batch mode from the command line, you must encrypt the following configuration parameters:
Data Loader offers an encryption utility to secure passwords specified in configuration files. This utility is used to encrypt passwords, but data that you transmit using Data Loader is not encrypted.
At the command line, follow the prompts provided to execute the following actions:
Generate a key
Key text is generated on screen from the text you provide. Carefully copy the key text to a key file, omitting any leading or trailing spaces. The key file can then be used for encryption and decryption.
Generates an encrypted version of a password or other text. Optionally, you can provide a key file for the encryption. In the configuration file, make sure that the encrypted text is copied precisely and the key file is mentioned.
Verify encrypted text
Given encrypted and decrypted versions of a password, verifies whether the encrypted password provided matches its decrypted version. A success or failure message is printed to the command line.