Connectors are the 1st step in the integration process. They represent how Simflofy connects to other systems.
Connections are instances of connectors which the user configures. There are 5 types of connections. Authentication, Discovery, Integration, Content Service and Content Search.
These are used to authenticate to outside systems and need certain
authentication fields like passwords, access tokens or refresh tokens. Authentication is needed for sources such as
Google Docs, Office 365, and Salesforce.
Authentication Connections Overview
Discovers schemas on the remote system. These are tables, columns, object
types, aspects, categories, content types, index fields, etc... Basically the
types and metadata associated for any given system. Simflofy unifies all of this
into a Schema for easier mapping. Discovery makes mapping to and from your sources easier for data migration and ensures
the data gets connected to the right fields.
Discovery Connections Overview
These connections retrieve data from the source system. Their job is to query or crawl
remote systems for files, folders, metadata, versions, and renditions. They
also add source-specific configuration to job in the form of Specification Tabs. Integrate your Alfresco or FileNet
servers for example for better document management.
Integration Connections Overview
These connections provide a full ECM API for interacting with files, folders,
metadata, versions, and renditions. This includes functionality like check-
in/out, upload new files, modify metadata, upload new versions, create
folders, redact documents etc...
Content Service Connections Overview
Provide a search interface to the Content Services API. These connections
implement the Simflofy search api and query language, both of which mimic
Content Search Connections Overview