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Connector Builder Guide – Create a Configuration Variable

Connector Builder Guide – Create a Configuration Variable from User Supplied Information or a Default Value

Open Connectors consists of over 170 connectors to 3rd Party Applications natively embedded in the SAP ecosystem. If the Connector you need does not exist in the catalog, you can build it quickly with Connector Builder. This instruction guide will walk you through using this tool, with concrete examples throughout. The beginning, Part 1, can be found here.


Example 1 – Asking the User to Enter their API Key

API Key Authentication requests an API Key from the user and will then append a header to every subsequent API call that looks something like this:

{ “Authorization”:”API_KEY XXXXXXXXX”}

We need to request the API Key from the user. To do that, we will add a configuration variable and set it as Required.

Now, when the user creates a Connector Instance, he will be prompted to enter in their API Key.

If instead the Configuration variable will not need to be populated from the user, it could be toggled to not be required, and the Default value can be populated. It could then be hidden from the UI, which indicates the UI on the Create Instance page. There will be no field that asks the user to populate the field.

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