Adding or updating a configuration

A tenant administrator creates one or more configurations and accounts for a connector, so that the connector can communicate with a third-party system. A connector configuration contains information about the third-party system and a set of settings that enable the use of the connector.

Use case

Your company wants to integrate an application with a third-party service, such as the project repository provided by JIRA. By using BMC Helix Connector Designer, a developer creates a JIRA connector that integrates an application with JIRA services.

The tenant administrator then adds a JIRA connector configuration called JIRA production in BMC Helix Integration Studio that provides the production instance details to JIRA. The tenant administrator also adds a connector account called JIRA user.

When a business analyst uses the JIRA connector to build a process or a rule in Innovation Studio, the connector configurations are available as connector properties. The business analyst can build a process or a rule for an application by selecting the JIRA production configuration and the JIRA user account for the JIRA connector.

To add a connector configuration

  1. Log in to BMC Helix Integration Studio as a tenant administrator.
  2. Select Catalog > Connectors, and then select the connector for which you want to add a configuration.
  3. Click the connector pane (black ribbon with the selected connector's name) at the bottom of the screen to expand it.

  4. Navigate to Configuration and click Add Connection Configuration.

  5. In the Add Connection Configuration window, perform the following steps:

    Field Description Example
    Name Enter a unique configuration name. JIRA production
    Description Enter a description of the configuration. Production instance of JIRA

    Select the site to be connected to the connector. The site specifies where the service is hosted and includes information required by the connector to operate.

    Number of instances

    Enter the number of instances of the connector that you want to run at the selected site. This helps you to scale up when a large number of flows is running by using the same configuration.

    Selected by default Select this field to make the connector configuration the default configuration, especially if you have multiple connector configurations. Enabled
    Enable usage Select this check box to enable the connector. Enabled
    Url Provide the connector-specific URL.


    • The connection details may differ for different connectors.
    • If a connector does not need additional connection details to connect to the third-party system, no additional connection details are requested.
  6. Save the configuration.

To update a connector configuration

  1. Log in to BMC Helix Integration Studio.
  2. Select Catalog > Connectors, and then select the connector for which you want to update a configuration.
  3. Expand the connector pane, and navigate to Configuration.

  4. Select the configuration that you want to update.

  5. Modify the details and save the changes.

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