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 A connector in EasyMorph holds information about connection settings required to connect to an external system, such as a database, cloud service, email, enterprise application, or REST API. A connector in EasyMorph holds information about connection settings required to connect to an external system, such as a database, cloud service, email, enterprise application, or REST API.
  
-Connectors can be embedded into a projector can be stored in a shared repository. Connectors can be copied/pasted from any location to any location, e.g. from one project to another project, from project to repository, from one repository to another repository, etc.+Connectors can be embedded into a project or can be stored in a shared repository. Connectors can be copied/pasted from any location to any location, e.g. from one project to another project, from project to repository, from one repository to another repository, etc.
  
 === Embedded connectors === === Embedded connectors ===
-Embedded connectors are stored right in project. It allows using projects on different computers using the same connection settings without relying on a shared repository. However, if connection settings change (e.g. credentials changed) then all embedded connectors for this connection should be changed manually.+Embedded connectors are stored right in the project. It allows using projects on different computers using the same connection settings without relying on a shared repository. However, if connection settings change (e.g. credentials changed)all embedded connectors should be changed manually.
  
 === Shared connector repository === === Shared connector repository ===
 Shared connector repositories can be used in cases when many users need to use the same connection settings in a controllable, centralized fashion. Shared connector repositories can be used in cases when many users need to use the same connection settings in a controllable, centralized fashion.
  
-An empty shared repository is created automatically by EasyMorph upon first run. It can also be created manually from Connector Manager invoked by menu Project -> Manage connectors, or by pressing F7. It is possible to have several repositories, but only one repository can be active in EasyMorph. Switching to another repository can be done through Connector Manager. Shared connectors are referenced in projects by name. Therefore, if you switch between two repositories (e.g. one for development and one for production), make sure that connector name is the same in both repositories.+An empty shared repository is created automatically by EasyMorph upon the first run. It can also be created manually from Connector Manager invoked by menu Project -> Manage connectors, or by pressing F7. It is possible to have several repositories, but only one repository can be active in EasyMorph. Switching to another repository can be done through the Connector Manager. Shared connectors are referenced in projects by name. Therefore, if you switch between two repositories (e.g. one for development and one for production), make sure that the connector name is the same in both repositories.
  
-To reduce chance of human error, a shared repository can be protected with a password requested for adding new or modifying existing connectors. Using a connector for importing data doesn't require a password. Passwords can be set up and changed in Connector Manager.+To reduce the chance of human error, a shared repository can be protected with a password requested for adding new or modifying existing connectors. Using a connector for importing data doesn't require a password. Passwords can be set up and changed in Connector Manager.
  
-Having shared repositories is also convenient for migrating projects from dev to test/prod environments as shared connectors are referenced by name. I.e. a project can query a database that is specified by connector "Customers". In a test environment a connector named "Customers" can point to a test database, while in a production environment a connector named also "Customers" point to a production database. When moved from one environment to another, the project will use necessary connector automatically.+Having shared repositories is also convenient for migrating projects from dev to test/prod environments as shared connectors are referenced by name. I.e. a project can query a database that is specified by connector "Customers". In a test environmenta connector named "Customers" can point to a test database. At the same time, in a production environmenta connector also named "Customers" points to a production database. When moved from one environment to another, the project will use the necessary connector automatically.
  
 +=== Server-hosted connector repository ===
 +A shared repository can be served to Desktop users from EasyMorph Server. This ensures stronger security:
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 +  * The repository files are not exposed to users
 +  * Connectors can be protected from copying and thus embedding
 +  * If a repository is provided from a Server space with the Active Directory authentication mode, then only the users that are whitelisted in the space settings can access and use the repository
 +  * EasyMorph Server allows locking and encrypting repositories
 +  * User tasks (projects) on EasyMorph Server can be forced to run under Windows accounts that don't have access to the system folder that contains repositories.
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 +To use a Server-hosted repository, the Server Link must be configured in the Desktop. Please read the "EasyMorph Server Administrator Guide" which comes with the Server installer, for more details.
 ==== Database connectors ==== ==== Database connectors ====
-Currently EasyMorph supports these database types:+CurrentlyEasyMorph supports these database types and SQL dialects:
  
-  * MS SQL Server +^ Database type   ^ Driver type ^ Notes ^ 
-  * MySQL +|SQL Server / Azure SQL Database    |ODBC / Native  |Bulk export supported (only for the native driver) | 
-  Oracle Database +|Oracle            |ODBC / Native  | | 
-  PostgreSQL +|MySQL            |ODBC / Native  | | 
-  * SQLite +|PostgreSQL    |ODBC / Native  |Bulk export supported (only for the native driver) | 
-  Amazon Redshift  +|MariaDB           |ODBC / Native  | | 
-  DB2 +|SQLite            |ODBC / Native  | | 
-  * Vertica +|Amazon Redshift   |ODBC / Native  | | 
-  SAP HANA +|Snowflake         |ODBC / Native  |Bulk export supported (only for the ODBC driver) | 
-  Apache Hive +|DB2               |ODBC only  | | 
-  Generic ODBC (custom SQL only)+|DB2 for iSeries (AS/400) |ODBC only  | | 
 +|Vertica           |ODBC only  | | 
 +|SAP HANA          |ODBC only  | | 
 +|Apache Hive       |ODBC only  |Only import via visual queries and custom SQL | 
 +|Google BigQuery   |ODBC only  |Only import via visual queries and custom SQL | 
 +|Generic SQL:2003  |ODBC only  |Custom SQL only |
  
 +Database ODBC connections are configured in EasyMorph by creating an ODBC connector, selecting a 64-bit ODBC DSN configured in Windows, and specifying the required SQL dialect (if it wasn't auto-detected) in the connector settings.
 ==== Email connectors ==== ==== Email connectors ====
  
-  * Generic email server (IMAP) +  * [[connectors:email|Generic email server (IMAP)]] 
-  * Microsoft Exchange+  * [[connectors:exchange|Microsoft Exchange]] 
 +  * [[connectors:awsses|Amazon SES]]  
 +  * [[connectors:outlook|Outlook.com (Hotmail, Live)]]
  
 ==== System connectors ==== ==== System connectors ====
  
-  * SSH (used also for SFTP/SCP transfers) +  * [[connectors:ssh|SSH]] (used also for SFTP/SCP transfers) 
-  * Web location (used also for REST API)+  * [[connectors:weblocation|Web location]] (used also for REST API)
  
 ==== Enterprise applications ==== ==== Enterprise applications ====
  
-  * Microsoft SharePoint +  * [[connectors:sharepoint|Microsoft SharePoint]] 
-  * Microsoft PowerBI (coming soon) +  * [[connectors:powerbi|Microsoft PowerBI]] 
-  * Tableau Server +  * [[connectors:tableau|Tableau Server]] 
-  * Tableau Online +  * [[connectors:tableauonline|Tableau Online]] 
-  * Qlik Sense+  * [[connectors:qlik|Qlik Sense]]
  
 ==== Cloud services/applications ==== ==== Cloud services/applications ====
  
-  * Amazon S3 +  * [[connectors:awss3|Amazon S3]] 
-  * Google Drive +  * [[connectors:googledrive|Google Drive]] 
-  * Google Sheets+  * [[connectors:googlesheets|Google Sheets]] 
 +  * [[connectors:pipedrive|Pipedrive]]
  
 ==== Security considerations ==== ==== Security considerations ====
-While EasyMorph encrypts connection passwords stored in projects and repositories, this can't be considered a strong security measure. Therefore for addition security consider the following:+While EasyMorph encrypts connection passwords stored in projects and repositories, this can't be considered a strong security measure. Therefore for additional securityconsider the following:
  
-  * Make sure that the database account used in connector is read-only and doesn't expose unnecessary objects (e.g. schemas, tables, etc.) +  * Use Server-hosted connector repositories when possible; otherwise limit access to shared repositories using standard Windows file system permissions 
-  * Limit access to shared repositories using standard Windows file system permissions +  * For Server repositories, consider using the option for locking and encrypting repository; the option is described in the "EasyMorph Server Administrator Guide" that comes with the Server installer 
-  * When using embedded connectors make sure there is full control over distribution of a project with embedded connectors +  * In connectors, use read-only accounts and don't expose unnecessary objects (e.g. schemas, tables, etc.) 
-  * Don't use embedded connectors for very sensitive information +  * Don't use embedded connectors for accessing sensitive information because they can be easily copied unless dynamic authentication is used (such as "Windows integrated") 
-  * Keep in mind that users may write custom SQL queries using connectors+  * Keep in mind that users may write custom SQL queries/statements using connectors
  
  
  
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