Create a Connection

Before you can build an integration, you have to create the connections to the applications with which you want to share data.

To create a connection in Oracle Integration:

  1. In the left navigation pane, click Home > Integrations > Connections.

  2. Click Create.

    Note:

    You can also create a connection in the integration canvas of:
  3. In the Create Connection — Select Adapter dialog, select the adapter to use for this connection. To find the adapter, scroll through the list, or enter a partial or full name in the Search field and click Search iconSearch.

  4. In the Create Connection dialog, enter the information that describes this connection.
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    1. 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, don't include blank spaces (for example, SALES OPPORTUNITY).
    2. Enter optional keywords (tags). You can search on the connection keywords on the Connections page.
    3. Select the role (direction) in which to use this connection (trigger, invoke, or both). Only the roles supported by the 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, you'll get an error when you try to drag the adapter into the section you didn't select. For example, let's say you configure a connection for the Oracle Service Cloud (RightNow) Adapter as only an invoke. Dragging the adapter to a trigger section in the integration produces an error.
    4. Enter an optional description of the connection.
  5. Click Create.

    Your connection is created. You're now ready to configure the connection details, such as connection properties, security policies, connection login credentials, and (for certain connections) agent group.

Configure Connection Properties

Enter connection information so your application can process requests.

  1. Go to the Connection Properties section.
    The fields that are displayed are based on your instance version.
  2. Specify details based on your instance version.
    To Edit Existing or Create New Connections on... Description
    Release 20.2.2.0.0 (200524.0200.35760) or later of Oracle Integration
    1. From the What is the Salesforce instance that you want to connect to list, select the instance type:
      • Production
      • Sandbox
    2. In the API Version field, enter the API version to use.

    Note: If you edit an existing connection created on release 20.2.2.0.0 (200524.0200.35760) or later of Oracle Integration, the instance type and API version fields are displayed.

    A release prior to Oracle Integration 20.2.2.0.0 (200524.0200.35760)
    1. Select the Upload File checkbox, then click Upload to select the enterprise WSDL to use in this integration. The enterprise WSDL is mandatory and must be specified regardless of whether you are also using a custom WSDL or an outbound messaging WSDL. See Create the Salesforce Adapter Enterprise WSDL.

    Note: If you edit an existing connection created prior to release 20.2.2.0.0 (200524.0200.35760) of Oracle Integration, the field to upload an enterprise WSDL is displayed.

Configure Connection Security

Configure security for your Salesforce Adapter connection by selecting the security policy.

  1. Go to the Security section.
  2. From the Security Policy list, select the security policy.
    • Salesforce Username Password Policy
    • Authorization Code Credentials (Salesforce OAuth 3-legged)
    • Resource Owner Password Credentials
  3. If you select Salesforce Username Password Policy.
    1. In the Username field, enter the username.
    2. In the Password field, enter the password (combination of the password and security token).
      The security token must be appended to the end of the password. Salesforce.com APIs generate the security token at the time of password reset. For example, if the security token generated by Salesforce.com is SSSSSSSSSSS and the password is password, you must enter passwordSSSSSSSSSSS to log in. Obtain the security token by changing the password or resetting the security token through the Salesforce.com user interface. You receive the security token through the email address registered with Salesforce.com. This token is valid until you reset the security token for the respective account or change the password.
    3. In the Confirm Password field, re-enter the password a second time for confirmation.
  4. If you select Authorization Code Credentials.
    1. In the Client Id field, enter the consumer key/client ID that you obtained when creating a connected application. See Use the Salesforce OAuth Three-Legged or Resource Owner Password Credentials Security Policy.
    2. In the Client Secret field, enter the client secret key that you obtained when creating a connection application. See Use the Salesforce OAuth Three-Legged or Resource Owner Password Credentials Security Policy.
    3. In the Confirm Client Secret field, re-enter the client secret a second time for confirmation.
    4. In the Scope field, enter id api refresh_token. These are the minimum scopes required to configure a connection. Ensure that your connected application has these scopes configured. See Use the Salesforce OAuth Three-Legged or Resource Owner Password Credentials Security Policy.

      Note:

      The Scope field is not marked with an asterisk (*). This incorrectly implies that this field is not mandatory. This field is mandatory.
    5. Click Provide Consent. You are redirected to the Salesforce login page.
    6. Log in to the Salesforce account with your credentials. Once you successfully log in, the following message appears:
      Access Allowed! Please switch back to connection page to proceed with 
      testing and saving connection configuration.
  5. If you select Resource Owner Password Credentials.
    1. In the Client Id field, enter the consumer key/client ID that you obtained when creating a connected application. See Use the Salesforce OAuth Three-Legged or Resource Owner Password Credentials Security Policy.
    2. In the Client Secret field, enter the client secret key that you obtained when creating a connection application. See Use the Salesforce OAuth Three-Legged or Resource Owner Password Credentials Security Policy.
    3. In the Confirm Client Secret field, re-enter the client secret a second time for confirmation.
    4. In the Username field, enter the username.
    5. In the Password field, enter the password.
    6. In the Confirm Password field, re-enter the password a second time for confirmation.

    Note:

    When switching the connection from one Salesforce environment to another or switching the security policy, you must reactivate the integration to point to the correct environment.

Test the Connection

Test your connection to ensure that it's configured successfully.

  1. In the page title bar, click Test. What happens next depends on whether your connection uses a Web Services Description Language (WSDL) file.
    If Your Connection... Then...

    Doesn't use a WSDL

    The test starts automatically

    Uses a WSDL

    A dialog prompts you to 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.

  2. Wait for a message about the results of the connection test.
    • If the test was successful, then the connection is configured properly.
    • If the test failed, then edit the configuration details you entered. Check for typos, verify URLs and credentials, and download the diagnostic logs for additional details. Continue to test until the connection is successful.
  3. When complete, click Save, then click Back button.