You must establish connections to the source and destination applications before a flow can run. A connector stores the system credentials and other access information for the source or target application. You can create a connector for a source or destination application in either of the following ways:
- From the left navigation menu, under the Resources menu, click Connections.
Click + Create connection at the top right. In the resulting Create connection panel, select an item from the Application list. This method will create a connector that is not bound to any specific flow. Once you've built the connector, you can add it to a flow step in Flow builder.
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- While working in Flow builder, click Add source or Add destination/lookup, then select an item from the Application list.
Available connectors are categorized into three types:
- Databases: Allow you to authenticate connections to database platforms.
- Universal connectors: Allow you to authenticate with HTTP-based platforms, REST-based platforms, FTP servers, AS2 platforms, GraphQL platforms, or wrappers. Use a universal connector if no application connector exists for the platform you are connecting to.
- Application connectors: These are application-specific connectors that are designed to optimize your connection to specific platforms. When possible, you should use an application connector. If no application connector exists for the platform you are connecting to, use a universal connector.
After selecting a connector type, you can either select an existing connector from the Connection drop-down list or click + to create a new connector.
For instructions on configuring any connector type you've chosen, see Connect to anything.