Connectors¶

Connector is a core component in Open Celium. It is a system to which we will send requests and get responses. They can be different throw different protocols: HTTP, JSON-RPC, SOAP, and so on. Currently, HTTP and JSON-RPC are available. Connector uses invokers. Invoker is a special file filled in with instructions.

Each item of the connector’s list displays a title and an icon. The grid view provides also description and invoker name.

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Viewing the connector you can read a description of the connector itself and information about invoker to which it was assigned, like: title, description, hint, and operations.

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Adding/Updating connector consists of two steps: general data and credentials. General data step has four input fields: title, description, invoker and icon. The title and invoker are required fields. The icon can be unset setting checkbox as uncheck.

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Credentials step has several input fields. We need this step to set up a connection to the system that describes invoker. A type of field depends on the chosen invoker. Different invokers have different authentication systems, that are described inside of the invoker. All fields usually are required. If the invoker has a password field, you can click on the checkbox on the right to see what you are typing instead of asterix. Before adding/updating you test the connection. If it was completed successfully you can finish the process.

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After filling all data you can test your credential data pressing on the Test button. If it is failed, you will be notified.

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After adding a connector you will be redirected to the list. You can also press on Add & Go to Add Connection, if you want to be redirected to the create connection page. The adding can be easily canceled and drive you to the list pressing on the cancel button.

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