Creating a Connection

The first step in creating an integration is to create the connections to the applications with which you want to share data.

  1. In the Oracle Integration Cloud Service home page, click Connections.
  2. Click Create.
    The Create Connection — Select Adapter dialog is displayed.
  3. Select an adapter from the dialog. You can also search for the type of adapter to use by entering a partial or full name in the Search field, and clicking Search.
    The Create New Connection dialog is displayed.
  4. Enter the information to describe the connection.
    • Enter a meaningful name to help others find your connection when they begin to create their own integrations. The name you enter is automatically added in capital letters to the Identifier field. If you modify the identifier name, do not include a blank space (for example, Sales Opportunity).

    • Select the role (direction) in which to use this connection (trigger, invoke, or both). Only the roles supported by this adapter are displayed for selection. When you select a role, only the connection properties and security policies appropriate to that role are displayed on the Connections page. If you select an adapter that supports both invoke and trigger, but select only one of those roles, then try to drag the adapter into the section you did not select, you receive an error (for example, configure an Oracle RightNow Cloud Adapter as only an invoke, but drag the adapter to the trigger section).

    • Enter an optional description of the connection.

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  5. Click Create.
    Your connection is created and you are now ready to configure connection details, such as email contact, connection properties, security policies, connection login credentials, and (for certain connections) agent group.

Adding a Contact Email

From the Connection Administrator section of the connection, you can add a contact email address for notifications.

  1. In the Email Address field, enter an email address to receive email notifications when problems occur.
  2. In the upper right corner, click Save.

Configuring Connection Properties

Enter connection information so your application can process requests.

  1. Click Configure Connectivity.
    The Connection Properties dialog is displayed.
  2. Click the Upload File checkbox.
  3. Select the JCO connection properties file to use. For information about available files, see JCO Connection Properties Files.
  4. Click Upload.
  5. Click OK.

Configuring Connection Security

Configure security for your SAP connection by selecting the security policy and setting login credentials.

  1. Click Configure Credentials.
  2. Enter your login credentials.
    1. Select the security policy. Only the Username Password Token policy is supported. It cannot be deselected.
    2. Enter a username and password to connect to the SAP instance.
    3. Reenter the password a second time.
  3. Click OK.

Configuring an Agent Group

Configure an agent group for accessing your on-premises application.

  1. Click Configure Agents.
    The Select an Agent Group window appears.
  2. Click the name of the agent group.
  3. Click Use.
    You are now ready to test your connection.

Testing the Connection

Test your connection to ensure that it is successfully configured.

  1. In the upper right corner of the page, click Test.
  2. Select the type of connection testing to perform:
    • Validate and Test: Performs a full validation of the WSDL, including processing of the imported schemas and WSDLs. Complete validation can take several minutes depending on the number of imported schemas and WSDLs. No requests are sent to the operations exposed in the WSDL.

    • Test: Connects to the WSDL URL and performs a syntax check on the WSDL. No requests are sent to the operations exposed in the WSDL.

    If successful, the following message is displayed and the progress indicator shows 100%.

    Connection connection_name was tested successfully.

  3. If your connection was unsuccessful, an error message is displayed with details. Verify that the configuration details you entered are correct.
  4. When complete, click Save, then click Close.