Create and Configure a Custom Content Connector

After you create and configure a custom content connector, you'll be able to connect it to a third-party content repository and import content from the repository into Oracle Content and Experience.

To create and configure a custom content connector:

  1. Create an app for the custom content connector. See Develop Content Connectors in Developing for Oracle Content and Experience.
  2. Create the connector in Oracle Content and Experience.
    1. Sign in to Oracle Content and Experience.
    2. Click Integrations in the Administration area of the navigation menu on the left.
    3. In the Integrations menu, choose Content Connectors.
    4. Click Create.
    5. On the Connector Settings page, provide information for registration of your custom content connector. If you will accept a certificate signed by the third-party provider, select Accept self-signed certificate.
    6. Click Next. Once the details are verified, the Custom Fields tab will appear.
    7. Click the Custom Fields tab, and configure the custom fields that were defined for your content connector.

      Custom properties are connector-specific. Every connector has its own requirement to connect to a remote store; for example, one connector might need just ClientID and ClientSecret, while another might require ClientID, ClientSecret, AppID, and so on.

    8. If the connector's picker type is CUSTOM, the following fields are displayed under the Connector Tags field:
      • Custom Picker URL: Provide the name of the custom picker packaged in your content connector, if any. This setting is not applicable when you use the common user interface.

        If your content connector is deployed on an instance that uses a self-signed certificate, the picker launched from Oracle Content and Experience will show an error as it is launched in an iframe. You must launch the picker URL in a new browser tab, accept the certificate explicitly, and then launch the URL from Oracle Content and Experience.

      • Hide OK/Cancel: This setting indicates whether or not you want Oracle Content and Experience to embed your picker in their dialog. Leave this setting unchecked if you use the common user interface.
  3. When you're done, click Save.
  4. If your custom content connector is of type METADATA and you want to map source metadata to content type fields, either manually or to edit the automatic mappings, click the Mappings tab. You must, map content types and metadata before enabling the connector.
  5. On the Content Connectors page, click Enable next to the custom content connector you created.
  6. Associate the connector with one or more asset repositories.
    1. Click Assets in the Administration area of the navigation menu on the left.
    2. Open an existing repository or click Create to create a new one.
    3. If you're creating a new repository, specify the repository name, publishing channels, languages, and other options.
    4. Under Connectors, select one or more connectors to associate with the repository.

      This menu lists all the content connectors that have been configured and enabled in your Oracle Content and Experience instance.

      If any of the connectors you select have content types associated with them, the types appear under Content Types.