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With version 2019.1, you can make Connect run on https protocol and make the communication between client and server much more secure. This is an enhancement from the previous version, when you had to manually change configuration files, download SSL tools and execute several of commands. Now you can do it in a user friendly way just by using the Installer.
In this article you'll find detailed information about the loader categories and which exact information is extracted by each of the loaders we support. Each type differs in the object hierarchy, structure of the objects, and detail of the objects.
Have you ever wondered what are the limits of Connect? How many entries can you store in Connect? Great questions! In fact, no hard limit on the number of entries is set. The number around 2M entries is the number on which the performance tuning in the 2019.1 release was done.
This guide will walk you through how to login to the Connect API and download Connect entries in JSON format. Attached to this guide is a macro you can use to download all entries listed in an input file.
This article provides instructions for adding an issued SSL certificate to the web page hosted by Alteryx Connect so that the page is served securely.\n \n Note: This article is intended for trusted certificates in your environment. You must have a copy of the certificate (such as .crt) and the signing key (such as .key), or a combined certificate file (such as .pfx or .p12) in order to complete this process. This certificate must be installed on all machines you intend to use with Connect as a trusted certificate if these machines are to be used in conjunction with Alteryx Connect, such as loading metadata with Alteryx Designer or search results from Alteryx Connect displayed within Alteryx Designer.
This article provides instructions for adding a self-signed SSL certificate to the web page hosted by Alteryx Connect so that the page is served securely.\n \n Note: This article is only intended for Self-Signed Certificates. A self-signed certificate is not recommended to be used for production purposes. This is because self-signed certificates must be installed on all of the machines you intend to use with Connect as a trusted certificate. This includes any machines that will use Connect applications like loading metadata in Alteryx Designer or using search results from Connect Designer.\n
This article is intended to assist with inserting a certificate to be used to validate a SAML signature from a SAML Identity Provider (IDP) when used with Alteryx Connect. This article will only be needed if your IDP is signing assertions or other traffic with a specific cert that may be self-signed or not trusted by a widely trusted Certificate Authority (CA).
Alteryx Connect has the ability to interface with a number of identity providers that support the SAML 2.0 standard, and recently we stood up an ADFS test server and set it up with Alteryx Connect successfully. The following information will assist with configuring Alteryx Connect to be functional with ADFS.
After ensuring you’ve downloaded the latest Connect Metadata loaders from the live downloads page, simply proceed with the steps below to upload Amazon Redshift datasource metadata to your Alteryx Connect instance!
Please see Maintaining Data Lineage for details and requirements before your metadata harvest. After ensuring you’ve downloaded the latest Connect Metadata loaders from the live downloads page, simply proceed with the steps below to upload MySQL Database metadata to your Alteryx Connect instance!
Alteryx Connect is great at finding data assets that exists within enterprises which helps data workers to shorten their journey to data-driven insight. One of the steps to refresh the metadata is to schedule the Metadata loaders. In this process, the data assets can be created, changed or removed. To take a look at this change log, we can take a look the backend of Connect - the H2 database.