Create 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 navigation pane, click Integrations, then click Connections.

  2. Click Create.


    You can also create a connection in the integration canvas of:

    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 Service Cloud (RightNow) 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.

Add a Contact Email

You can add an optional contact email address for notifications.

  1. In the Email Address field, enter an optional email address. You do not receive automatic notifications at this address.
  2. In the upper right corner, click Save.

Configure Connection Properties

Enter connection information so your application can process requests.

  1. Click Configure Connectivity.
    The Connection Properties dialog is displayed.
  2. In the WSDL URL field, specify the URL to use in this integration.
    • ERP Services Catalog WSDL URL

    • ERP Events Catalog URL (optional)

    • Interface Catalog URL (optional)

    For information about obtaining the URL, see Obtain the Oracle ERP Cloud Service Catalog Service WSDL or Event Catalog URL.

  3. Click OK.
  4. Configure connection security.

Configure Connection Security

Configure security for your Oracle ERP Cloud Adapter connection by selecting the security policy and security token.

  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. You received this username and password when subscribing to Oracle ERP Cloud.
    3. Reenter the password a second time.
  3. If you want to upload an encrypted file to Oracle WebCenter Content (Universal Content Management (UCM), select the PGP Public Key for UCM Upload checkbox, then click Upload to upload the public key to encrypt the file. The PGP public key must already be created. See Upload Files to Oracle WebCenter Content.
  4. Click OK.

Test the Connection

Test your connection to ensure that it is successfully configured.

  1. In the upper right corner of the page, click Test.
    If your adapter connection uses a WSDL, a dialog is displayed that prompts you to select the type of connection testing to perform. Otherwise, this step is not applicable.
    1. Select the 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.

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