It supports the following arguments:

Argument Description


A required argument that specifies the path to the file containing the exported encryption settings definitions.


An optional argument that specifies the path to a file containing the passphrase used to protect the contents of the encryption settings definitions. If this is not provided, then the tool interactively prompts for the passphrase.


An optional argument that indicates that if the export file contains a definition that is marked as preferred, then it becomes the new preferred definition for the instance.

The following is an example of the command with one of the arguments included.

$ bin/encryption-settings import \
     --input-file exported-definitions.esd
Enter the PIN used to encrypt the definition:
Successfully imported encryption settings definition
125480AFA3300CD8E48CDF53AF3A0D4DDC8760E115C5B986530F1FE438B19DBD from file
Successfully imported encryption settings definition
CA8A76C13DD5CC3F85A437119D9DC0867396910F64E228962A30FF80B36C3B63 from file

When importing definitions into a non-empty encryption settings database, the existing definitions are preserved and the new definitions are added alongside them. If any of the definitions from the import file already exist in the database, they are skipped when processing the import.