SnapLogic® AutoSync requires information, including credentials, to connect to the appropriate account in your source and destination endpoints. Company policy might limit access to this information. For example, you might have your own account for an endpoint or you might share an account with other users in your department. Some accounts might be for testing, and others are for production. To support confidential storage and sharing of account information, sensitive values are encrypted. The information can be created in AutoSync as credentials or in an IIP Account asset.
The difference between credentials and Accounts
- AutoSync saves credentials using the label as a name. The credential creator can optionally share the credentials with everyone or with a group of users. Environment admins (Org admins) create user groups.
- The SnapLogic IIP saves connection information as assets called Accounts, using the label as a name.
In Manager, there are several ways to create Accounts:
- On the Manager AutoSync Manager screen, Environment admins can create Accounts for specific users or to be shared in a user group. Refer to the administration Overview for more details.
- In the global shared folder, users and Environment Admins can create Accounts. If the Account type is supported by AutoSync, it will be available for all AutoSync users.
The following examples compare credentials created in AutoSync with an Account created in the IIP:
To simplify credential creation, AutoSync does not expose all of the properties available for each endpoint. For example, the Azure Synapse SQL Account type includes settings for batch size, poolsize, and timeout. AutoSync Azure Synapse credentials use the default values. If you need to set these properties to something other than the default, do so by creating the Account in AutoSync Manager.
Credential management in AutoSync
In AutoSync, you can:
- Select saved credentials or create new ones in the data pipeline wizard.
- Edit credentials that you created or have permission to modify by editing a data pipeline or from the Credentials management tab, which is available from the dashboard settings menu.
The IIP provides multiple Account types for most endpoints and not all types are compatible with AutoSync. When you create or edit a data pipeline, the existing credentials list only includes compatible Accounts. AutoSync supports the following IIP Accounts:The Supported endpoints pages list the valid Account types for each endpoint.
Sharing credentials and data pipelines
Members of a group can share data pipelines and credentials with other group members. Environment admins can:
- Create user groups for sharing.
- Add and remove AutoSync users from a user group.
- Create Accounts for a specific user or for those in a user group to share.
As described above, when configuring endpoints in the AutoSync wizard, Accounts and credentials shared globally or with a group you belong to are available for selection. To share credentials that you create in AutoSync, select how to share them from the optional Share dropdown:
- The Global shared location makes credentials available to all AutoSync and IIP users in your Environment.
- The other entries in the example are User groups. Contact an Environment admin to find out which colleagues belong to a specific group.
For more information about sharing data pipelines, refer to Share a data pipeline.