AppBridge Documentation : Connections

Connections are used by the Transformation Suite to read or write data to a source or target system. Connections are used by all Actions within the Transformation Suite.

Connection types 

Note: Both Source and Target Connections are configured using the same form. G Suite (formerly Google Apps) and Google Service Account connections are the only supported target connection types for migration.

 

The Transformation Suite supports adding Connections for the following systems:

Connection typeDescription
Google Service AccountA service account connection to G Suite. This is the recommended method of connecting to Google, as service accounts provide greater performance and control.
G SuiteConnects to G Suite for Work through an individual user account via OAuth.
SharePoint 2013 ClientConnects to the Microsoft Office 365 edition of SharePoint or to SharePoint 2013 through the SharePoint client interface.
SharePoint 2013 ServerConnects to the on-premises edition of Microsoft SharePoint 2013.
SharePoint 2010 ClientConnects to the on-premises edition of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 or a hosted version through the SharePoint client interface.
SharePoint 2007 ServerConnects to the on-premises edition of Microsoft SharePoint 2007.
Microsoft ExchangeConnects to the on-premises or hosted edition of Exchange 2013. Uses the Exchange Web Services (EWS) API.
File shareConnects to an enterprise file share. Supports many different file-sharing paradigms.
Box.comConnects to a Box.com environment.
DropboxConnects to a Dropbox environment.
Citrix ShareFileConnects to a Citrix ShareFile environment.
EgnyteConnects to an Egnyte environment.

Manage Connections

You can manage Connections at any time from the Transformation Suite user interface:

  1. Sign into an authorized Transformation Suite administrator account.

  2. Click the Connections link in the pages navigation tabs.

Exploring Connections

To explore a Connection, click the explore  icon beside the Connection name in the Connections list. This will open the Connection Tree View and allow you to explore the hierarchy of the Connection.

Adding Connections

Please refer to the section Configuration - Add Connections.

General settings

The following general settings are configurable when adding Connections:

Setting
Description
ServerSpecifies the Transformation Server to bind this Connection to. Connections should only be bound to Transformation Servers if they are only accessible through a specific server. If a Connection does not need to be bound to a Connection Node, leave this setting on Automatic.

Deleting Connections

  1. Select the checkbox beside each Connection you would like to delete. 

  2. Click the Delete button on the Connections toolbar.

Note: If a Connection is currently in use by a Bridge, you will need to delete the Bridge before the Connection can be deleted.

Manage Accounts

Accounts are credentials used by Connections to authenticate and connect to the desired system. Once created, Accounts can be used to authenticate multiple Connections. Accounts cannot be created separately from Connections, but they can be deleted.

Deleting Accounts

  1. Select the checkbox beside each Account you would like to delete. 

  2. Click the Delete button on the Accounts toolbar.

Note: Accounts can be deleted at the same time as deleting the Connections they belong to.