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Anypoint Connectors

Anypoint Connectors™ facilitate easy integration of your Mule applications with third-party APIs and standard integration protocols. Use connectors within your application’s flows to send and receive data using a protocol or specific API. 

Anypoint Connectors are automatically bundled with Anypoint Studio, and there is a large library of additional connectors available for download in Anypoint Exchange. You can also create a REST or SOAP API connector, or create your own connectors using Anypoint Connector DevKit. For more information on integration solutions, see the Anypoint Connectors product site.

You can "test drive" a connector in Anypoint Studio using the instructions in Installing a Connector from Anypoint Exchange.  

Import additional connectors into your Studio instance, or create applications using connectors outside of Studio by adding them as Maven dependencies or including connector libraries with your project.

For more information, see Connectors User Guide.

The following shows the relationship of connectors to other components in the Anypoint Platform:

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Connector Support Categories

Connectors fall into one of the following categories. See Connector Support Policy for more information.

Type Description

Community

MuleSoft or members of the MuleSoft community write and maintain the Community connectors. Connectors built by the community or MuleSoft are generally open-source, although each package may vary. Partner-built connectors may not be open-source. Contact the partner directly for more information. You do not need any special account or license to use a Community connector.

MuleSoft Certified

For MuleSoft Certified Connectors are developed by MuleSoft’s partners and developer community and are reviewed and certified by MuleSoft. For support, customers should contact the MuleSoft partner that created the MuleSoft Certified connector.

Select

MuleSoft maintains Select Connectors. Connectors included in the open source Mule distribution can be used by everyone, however support is only included in an Anypoint Platform subscription. To use all other Select Connectors and access support, you must have an active Anypoint Platform subscription.

Premium

MuleSoft maintains Premium connectors; you must have an active CloudHub Premium plan or an Enterprise subscription with an entitlement for the specific connector you wish to use.

Installing Connectors

Install connectors using Anypoint Exchange. For more information, see /getting-started/anypoint-exchange#installing-a-connector-from-anypoint-exchange[Installing Connectors from Anypoint Exchange].

Connector Support

See Connector Support Policy for details.

Getting Support for a Connector

If you need help with a connector, search MuleSoft’s Forums for solutions and ideas.

See also MuleSoft Support.  

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