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Anypoint Connectors

Anypoint Connectors facilitate integration of Mule applications with third-party APIs and standard integration protocols, providing a means to access web services and resources. Use our connectors within your Mule flows to send and receive data over a protocol or using an API.

Installing

  1. In Anypoint Studio, click the Exchange icon in the Studio taskbar.

  2. Click Login in Anypoint Exchange.

  3. Search for the connector and click Install.

  4. Follow the prompts to install the connector.

When Studio has an update, a message displays in the lower right corner, which you can click to install the update.

Using a Connector

You can configure and use a connector in Anypoint Studio following its particular setup guidelines, respecting the functionality and limitations of the API or protocol the connector supports. For a tutorial on basic connector usage, see our Anypoint Connector quickstart.

Import additional connectors into your Studio instance, or manually create applications using connectors, that is outside of the Studio development environment, by adding them as Maven dependencies or including the required connector libraries with your project.

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

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Components

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

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.

Developing Your Own Connector

You can also create a REST or SOAP API connector, or create your own connectors using Anypoint Connector DevKit.

Connector Support

See Connector Support Policy for details.

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

See also the Support Portal

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