This article provides detailed design information about the Connected System design object and its configuration options. A connected system represents an external system that is integrated with Appian. You can upload a logo image to visually identify the system being called and can share connection details across multiple integrations.
Each connected system has the following properties.
|Name||The name of the connected system. Use a name that will uniquely identify this connection to the external system.|
|Description||Supplemental information about the connected system that is displayed when selecting the system in the integration designer and in the application contents grid.|
|System Logo||An image document used to visually represent the external system or service being connected to. The logo is displayed in the integration designer and in the process modeler on integrations that connect to this system (using the Call Integration Smart Service). If no document is selected a default logo will be used instead.|
|Authentication||The type of authentication to use for the integrations that use this connected system.
|Username||The username to use for authentication. This value is encrypted and supports environment specific configuration.|
|Password||The password to use for authentication. This value is masked, encrypted, and supports environment specific configuration.|
|Send credentials preemptively instead of waiting for a 401 authentication challenge||Determines whether or not authentication credentials are sent only after a 401 Not Authorized response or, when selected, before the system has challenged.|
The security rolemap of the connected system controls who can see or modify the connected system properties.
Connected systems can be used when calling an integration by any user regardless of their defined role in the security rolemap.
The following actions can be completed by each role:
|Evaluate integrations that use this connected system||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Select this connected system when creating an integration||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|