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Studio Cloud Connectors

What is a Cloud Connector?

Studio bundles pre-packaged Cloud Connectors that facilitate easy integration of your Mule applications with third-party Web APIs.

As for most Studio building blocks, configuration consists of two easy steps:

  1. Drag your building block (in this case, a Cloud Connector) from the Palette to the Message Flow canvas, placing it within the sequence of building blocks.

  2. Configure the Cloud Connector by specifying values for the fields displayed on the various tabs of the Cloud Connector’s Properties pane.

About Cloud Connector Compatibility

Cloud Connectors developed prior to Mule ESB 3.2 can be deployed only with the version of Mule for which they were developed. In other words, these "legacy" Cloud Connectors are neither forward nor backward-compatible.

A complete compatibility list that includes both Studio-configurable and legacy (XML-configurable) cloud connectors appears here.

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Legacy Cloud Connectors cannot be configured or deployed by Mule Studio, which debuted in Mule 3.2. Instead, you must configure all legacy Cloud Connectors with an XML editor, then deploy them exclusively with the Mule release for which they are listed as compatible.

Future Compatibility

Starting with (and including) Mule 3.2, MuleSoft intends to make all Cloud Connectors forward-compatible with all new releases of Mule. This group of Cloud Connectors, which are referred to as 3.2-compatible or Studio-compatible, can be configured either through the "plain English" Properties pane in the Studio visual interface, or through Studio’s built-in XML editor.

Studio-configurable Cloud Connectors

Web Service API Description Reference

cmis

CMIS

Supports enterprise Content Management systems (CMS) that adhere to the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) specification. Using this connector, your Mule application can interact with any CMS system that implements CMIS.

CMIS Cloud Connector Reference

magento

Magento

An e-commerce Web application based on open source technologies.

Magento Cloud Connector Reference

salesforce

Salesforce

A Web-based API for querying, creating, and updating information within Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software from Salesforce.

Salesforce Cloud Connector Reference

twitter

Twitter

An online API service that supports Web-based social networking and micro-blogging.