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Activating Data Providers

Each Data Provider can be either enabled or disabled. New Data Providers are disabled by default and therefore should be enabled. To enable a Data Provider:

  • Go to Administration > Integration > Data Providers.
  • Select the relevant Data Provider and run the Enable action.

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Some Data Providers should be additionally licensed. Therefore, at this step the system checks relevant licenses and enables the provider.


Activating Data Providers Manually

When a Data Provider is enabled, it should be activated. All providers can be activated manually by running the Activate action.

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Setting the Automatic Activation for Data Providers

Data Providers can be launched automatically by engine activations that use the Generic Connector engine. This engine also allows activating individual configurations of a Data Provider. Data Providers and configurations are triggered according to a schedule that is specified in an activation and can be customized to your preferences.

If you wish to run a data gateway for an individual configuration, it is recommended that you create a new engine activation for the Generic Connector engine. Otherwise, you can customize the schedule of the engine activation that is pre-configured for a specific Data Provider.

For example, to create an engine activation for a specific configuration of the Active Directory Data Provider, perform the following steps:

  1. Go to Administration > Services & Processes > Engine Activations.
  2. Click Add Engine Activation to create a new activation. A new activation dialog opens.
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  3. Fill in the Name field.
  4. On the Activated Engines dialog page, click Add.
  5. Fill in the engine dialog:
  • Click the selection button in the Engine to be Activated field to open the list of available engines.
  • Find and click the Generic Connector engine. 
  • Select the Data Providers option or the Configurations option depending on whether Data Providers or configurations should be activated.
  • Select the radio button for the option that has been selected at the previous step.
  • Click the selection button in the field following the radio buttons (Connectors or Configurations). 
  • In the dialog that opens, select the checkboxes for relevant Data Providers/configurations, for example, Active Directory (App Server) configuration, and click Select.
  • Click Finish to save the changes for the engine.
  1. On the Schedules dialog page of the engine activation dialog, use the Add button to create a new schedule.
    • In the schedule dialog, fill in the following data:
      • Schedule Name
      • Start from: Specify the date when the schedule must be started. The field is pre-filled with the current date by default. 
      • Runtime: Time of the day when the activation will be run.
      • Frequency: Set the frequency for executing the activation.
      • Repeat every (days): Specify how often the activation is to be executed. 
      • End: Select when to end executing the activation (Never, After a Number of Occurrencies (to be specified), or On Date (to be specified). 
    • Click Finish to save the schedule.
  2. Click Done to save the engine activation.
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