The Connection allows messages to be sent and received and stores all the authentication details of the Integration specific to a single environment. Although you can setup many connections to enable switching between environments (one connection per environment)*, we will setup only one connection in the 'Development' environment. _It is worth noting that only one connection can be active for an Integration at a time._

Connection Fields

  • The fields to be configured for the Connection record are as follows:
# Field Description Value
1 Environment The environment this connection applies to. ‘Development’
2 Integration The integration this record belongs to. < lookup: Integration ‘Name’ >
3 Active Use this connection for the integration when true. < checked >
4 Inbound user The user profile used by the external system for authentication. An active connection must be found for the user to gain access. < lookup: Your Inbound User >
5 Endpoint URL The external system’s access URL. < External system Endpoint URL >
6 Authentication The authentication method to use for this connection. ‘Basic’
7 User The username used in basic authentication.
8 Password The password used in basic authentication. < External system user password >

Your Connection record should look like this:

Connection Fields

We are now ready to move on and configure the Messages.