Connectors administration

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Connectors administration

Overview

Connectors in Bizagi are portable modules that allow you to extend the functionality in terms of integrating to another systems or applications.

Bizagi offers the possibility to manage the connectors installed in your project, for a testing or production environment, so that you can manage the values used in their connection (namely authentication parameters), as described at External systems administration.

 

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Recall that Bizagi presents these integration features for connectivity with other systems, which are already included in every project:  SAP Connector and its generic Web services connector.

This means that these 2 connectors are managed by using the specific administration options, located in the Management Console for their specific use.

 

Managing connectors

Administration tasks which you may carry out for your installed connectors are aimed at the possibility of changing values for the authentication parameters. To do so, click on the External Systems module and locate Connectors.

 

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Expand detail of the installed connector and the version you want to edit, and right-click at the given system configuration instance to edit its values:

 

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Consider you may edit values such as the description of the connector, or its global attributes in case it presents a set of these.

 

Authentication parameters

Consider that the parameters used by each connector, will strictly depend on what that connector does and uses (especially if they are of the Custom type), and therefore, you will need to ensure you exactly know of the credentials involved in its use before committing any changes.

The following parameters illustrate in a general manner, those typically used by the supported authentication methods in Assisted REST connectors (Basic, Digest, OAuth).

 

Basic Authentication

Basic authentication typically use username and password:

 

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Digest Authentication

Digest authentication typically use username and password:

 

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OAuth2 Authentication

OAuth2 authentication use different parameters according to its sub-type of authentication.

 

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i.Client credentials grant:

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ii.Resource owner credentials grant:

 

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