AppConnector

Securley Connect 3rd party Applications to PopFlow

Last published on: January 11th, 2023

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AppConnector

 

Overview


 

The feature of PopFlow secures API connections within the OpenMethods Experience Cloud (Server-Side). Users can create their own connections which can be used repeatedly throughout the Experience Designer and PopFlow. 

 

The feature secures data using a patent-pending server-side authentication, helping protect data between applications in the browser and CRM.

 

How to use App Connector


  1. From the Application Manager, you can click on 'App Connect".
  2. This will take you to the App Connect Management Screen.
  3. To add a new record, click on the 'Add New' button and fill out the form. (See Example Below)
Building a New Connector

 

New Connector Fields

Form Option Description
Connector Name A name for the record.
Auth Type Two authentication types are available, Basic or Token.
Domain The Rest API root resource URL.
Additional Headers Additional headers to send with the HTTP request.
Auth Prefix The authorization header prefix when using a Token type of authorization. Common prefixes are Bearer or Session. Check with the connecting application's documentation to see what is accepted in your particular case.
Auth Prefix Value The value to be sent with the prefix. Example Bearer <token value>.

 

You can now use it in the Server Activity when designing your PopFlow Workflow. 

  • These App Connect records can be revoked at any time by selecting the "Trash" icon next to the record.

 

Once you have created an application connection, use the following to call your connection securely within PopFlow's Experience Designer:

 

Server-Side HTTPS/Webhook

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Server-Side HTTPS/Webhook


  • When the PopFlow Script executes the Server Activity, the client will make a request to to the PopFlow Server Worker. 
  • The client will use the parameters defined the Server Activity in PopFlow Studio.
  • The PopFlow Server Worker will then use the selected credentials in the Server Activity and securely use those credentials to complete the request.

 

Build An AppConnector First

Before you can properly use the Server Activity, a App Connect (link) record needs to be created.

 

 

 

How the Server-Side Activity


 

First, add the Server Activity.

 

 

 

Then configure activity options:

 

 

 

Server Activity Fields 

Option Description
Select Connected App The list of available Connected Apps
Method The HTTP method to be used.
Path The path of the HTTP resource.
Additional Headers Additional headers to send with the HTTP request.
Body The HTTP body to send with the request.
Timeout The amount of time to wait for the request before timing out.
Wait for result

If true, it will wait for the request to return the results.

If false, it will send the request and continue PopFlow execution immediately.