A connection stores system credentials and other access information for the source or target application. Your integration connections are the channels of communication through which you import and export data to your applications. All functional flows require validated online connections.
To + Create a connection you’ll need all the credentials, tokens, passwords, and other information about your application. Each connection has unique requirements based on the application and type of authentication you want to use. integrator.io has over 250 unique connectors including application connectors, database connectors, and universal connectors.
You can Register connections to a specific integration after you’ve created them. For example, create a connection to Acumatica. You can register it to an ADP – Acumatica integration to more easily access every export and import that uses that connection.
Your connection Name is a unique identifier for your application’s connection. You may have more than one connection to your application, so create a unique name for each connection so that you and other team members can quickly identify its use and purpose. If you use multiple connections to optimize your data throughput, use a separate connection for each integration, or create connections to applications with different accounts, try to include those characteristics in your naming strategy. This is especially helpful if you have a Production and Sandbox environment, and you use one connection to test your integration and another to run your live integration.
The Status column indicates if your connection is online or offline. An online connection has a green dot, while an offline connection has a red dot. Your connection could be offline for several reasons including invalid credentials, issues with your application’s API, or other connectivity errors. If it’s offline, click the connection, review the errors, and re-enter your connection details.
Note: Multiple layers of protection are in place, including AES 256 encryption, to keep your connection details safe. If you edit your connection, you must enter your password, API key, or token details again; they are stored only when the connection is saved and never displayed as text. You won’t be able to see your connection’s passwords, API keys, tokens, or other confidential information after you’ve saved your connection.
The Type column lists the application name for your connection. The API column displays the API you use to connect to your application. You can use this to differentiate between your application accounts (Sandbox or Production).
The Last updated column displays the timestamp for your connection's latest update. You can configure your account profile to display timestamps in any date/time format. If you’ve set your account to relative time, the timestamp is displayed as the length of time between the started date and time and the current date and time (1 day ago, 3 hours ago).
The Queue displays the number of records in your connector’s queue. If the number continues to grow, then the data is moving into the connector faster than the destination app can receive it. In such cases, consider adding more than one connection to your application or adding concurrency.
You can perform various Actions with your connections:
- Edit connection: edit your connection details.
- Debug connection: use the connection debugger to see all communication between integrator.io and the connected application, such as API requests and responses. You can choose the length of time that you’re debugging your connection.
- To use this feature, you must enable Developer mode for your account profile.
- Connection debugging is currently unavailable for DynamoDB, MongoDB, or wrapper connectors.
- View audit log: shows your connection’s audit logs and changes.
- Used by: displays every export, import, flow, and integration that uses the connection.
- Deregister connection: removes the connection from your integration.