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Fusion 5.12
    Fusion 5.12

    Configuration Reference

    Connectors are the conduit between Fusion and your external data sources. Connectors retrieve your data and import it into Fusion.

    Installation instructions:

    Fusion includes all available connectors in Indexing > Datasources. Some connectors come pre-installed, but you must install others manually. See the following resources for your version of Fusion:

    Check the connector reference page linked in the table for Fusion compatibility information.

    Database connectors

    Name

    Description

    Source Compatibility

    Platform Version

    Security Trimming

    Couchbase V2

    The Couchbase V2 connector uses the Couchbase Java client to retrieve data stored in Couchbase.

    Couchbase Server 6.0.3 Enterprise Edition (V2)

    V2

    No

    Couchbase V1

    The Couchbase V1 connector uses the Cross-Datacenter Replication (XDCR) feature of Couchbase to retrieve data stored in Couchbase continuously in real-time.

    Couchbase Server 2.5.1 Enterprise Edition (V1) - Due to a dependency issue, the Couchbase V1 connector does not work as expected in Fusion 4.2.x.

    V1

    No

    JDBC V1

    The JDBC connector fetches documents from a relational database via SQL queries. Under the hood, this connector implements the Solr DataImportHandler (DIH) plugin.

    Any JDBC compliant Database

    V1

    No

    JDBC V2 connector

    The JDBC connector fetches documents from a relational database via SQL queries. Under the hood, this connector implements the Solr DataImportHandler (DIH) plugin.

    Any JDBC V2 compliant Database

    V2

    No

    MongoDB

    Retrieve data from a MongoDB instance.

    MongoDB 2.6, 3.0, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, 4.0

    V1

    No

    Filesystem connectors

    Name

    Description

    Source Compatibility

    Platform Version

    Security Trimming

    Box.com V1

    The Box connector retrieves data from a Box.com cloud-based data repository. To fetch content from multiple Box users, you must create a Box app that uses OAuth 2.0 with JWT server authentication. For limited testing using a single user account, you can create a Box app that uses Standard OAuth 2.0 authentication.

    N/A

    V1

    Yes

    Box.com V2

    The Box connector retrieves data from a Box.com cloud-based data repository. To fetch content from multiple Box users, you must create a Box app that uses OAuth 2.0 with JWT server authentication. For limited testing using a single user account, you can create a Box app that uses Standard OAuth 2.0 authentication.

    N/A

    V2

    Yes

    File Upload

    The File Upload connector provides a convenient way to quickly ingest data from your local filesystem.

    N/A

    V1

    No

    FTP

    Retrieve documents using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP).

    N/A

    V1

    No

    Google Cloud

    The Fusion Google Cloud Storage (GCS) V2 connector enables indexing datasets from GCS buckets into Fusion 5. The connector leverages the Google Cloud API for authentication and fetching content and metadata.

    All

    V2

    Yes

    Google Drive V1

    The Google Drive connector is used to index the documents in a Google Drive account.

    Google V3 API

    V1

    Yes

    HDFS

    Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). It traverses the Hadoop file system as it would a regular Unix filesystem.

    2.7.1

    V1

    No

    Local Filesystem V2

    This connector traverses a network file system (NFS), where a shared drive is mounted to the same location on all hosts in the cluster that are running this connector.

    All

    V2

    No

    Local Filesystem V1

    This connector traverses a network file system (NFS), where a shared drive is mounted to the same location on all hosts in the cluster that are running this connector.

    All

    V1

    No

    OneDrive

    OneDrive is a file hosting service that is part of the Microsoft Office Online services. The Fusion OneDrive connector crawls a OneDrive for Business instance and retrieves data from it for indexing within Fusion.

    All

    V2

    Yes

    AWS S3 V1

    The AWS S3 V1 Connector can access AWS S3 buckets in native format.

    All

    V1

    No

    AWS S3 V2

    The AWS S3 V2 connector crawls items in a single bucket. You must specify the bucket name and AWS region in which that bucket is located.

    You may crawl specific items in a bucket. If no items are specified, the entire bucket will be crawled.

    All

    V2

    No

    SolrXML

    The SolrXML connector indexes XML files formatted according to Solr’s XML structure. It is not a generic XML file crawler; it can only index SolrXML-formatted documents.

    All

    V1

    No

    Windows Share (deprecated)

    The Windows Share connector can access content in a Windows Share or Server Message Block (SMB)/Common Internet File System (CIFS) filesystem.

    SMB 1 protocol

    V1

    Yes

    Windows Share SMB2/3 V1 (classic)

    The Windows Share connector can access content in a Windows Share or Server Message Block (SMB 2 and 3 protocols)/Common Internet File System (CIFS) filesystem. Available in Fusion 5.x.x releases.

    SMB 2, 3 protocols

    V1

    Yes

    Windows Share SMB2/3 V2

    The Windows Share connector can access content in a Windows Share or Server Message Block (SMB 2 and 3 protocols)/Common Internet File System (CIFS) filesystem.

    SMB 2, 3 protocols

    V2

    Yes

    Hadoop cluster connectors

    Name

    Description

    Source Compatibility

    Platform Version

    Security Trimming

    Apache Hadoop 2

    The Apache Hadoop 2 Connector is a MapReduce-enabled crawler that is compatible with Apache Hadoop v2.x.

    2.x

    V1

    No

    Hortonworks

    The Hortonworks Connector is a MapReduce-enabled crawler that is compatible with Hortonworks Data Platform v2.x.

    2.x

    V1

    No

    MapR

    The MapR Connector is a MapReduce-enabled crawler that is compatible with MapR 4.x and 5.x.

    4.x, 5.x

    V1

    No

    Cloudera

    The Cloudera Connector is a MapReduce-enabled crawler that is compatible with Cloudera CDH v4.x and v5.x.

    4.x, 5.x

    V1

    No

    Push content connectors

    Name

    Description

    Source Compatibility

    Platform Version

    Security Trimming

    Solr Push Endpoint

    The Solr Push Endpoint accepts documents and pushes them to Solr using the Fusion index pipelines. You might use this, for example, if you are indexing Solr XML documents from a content management system that natively integrates with Solr, for example using SolrJ.

    All

    V1

    No

    Repository connectors

    Name

    Description

    Source Compatibility

    Platform Version

    Security Trimming

    Active Directory Connector for ACLs V2

    The Active Directory Connector for ACLs V2 plugin:

    • Is a special connector that supports other data sources with collecting Access Control List (ACL) data

    • Indexes ACL information into a configured "sidecar" Solr collection, for use by other connectors

    • Connects to LDAP, AD, and Azure AD instances to add objects directly to a special collection for use in security trimming queries

    • Extends the Azure AD model from V1 to return a delta link at the end of a crawl, allowing incremental delta searches for groups and users

    N/A

    V2

    Yes

    Active Directory Connector for ACLs V1

    The Active Directory Connector for ACLs indexes Access Control List (ACL) information into a configured "sidecar" Solr collection, so that it can be used by other connectors.

    N/A

    V1

    Yes

    AEM V2

    This connector retrieves data from an Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) repository. The AEM V2 connector is compatible with AEM version 6.5.

    AEM 6.5

    V2

    Yes

    Alfresco

    The Alfresco Connector is a crawler for the Alfresco server, which adheres to the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) standard.

    CMIS 1.1 compliant versions

    V1

    Yes

    Azure

    The Azure connector is used to crawl an Azure instance. Its connector type is "lucid.azure" and its plugin type is "azure".

    Blob and Table storage

    V1

    No

    Confluence

    Retrieve data from the Atlassian Confluence Wiki CMS. You can configure this datasource to crawl pages, spaces, blog posts, comments, and attachments.

    Confluence Server 5.5 and later; Confluence Cloud

    V1

    Yes

    Drupal

    The Drupal connector requires Drupal’s Services 7.x3.11 Module REST API. Refer to this page to install the necessary packages: www.drupal.org/node/783236

    Drupal 7.x

    V1

    No

    GitHub

    The GitHub connector retrieves data from GitHub repositories using the GitHub REST API.

    N/A

    V1

    No

    JIRA

    The JIRA connector retrieves data from an instance of Atlassian’s JIRA issue tracking system.

    6.x, 7.x

    V1

    Yes

    LDAP ACLs V2

    The Active Directory Connector for ACLs indexes Access Control List (ACL) information so that it can be used by other connectors.

    N/A

    V2

    Yes (Graph Security Trimming)

    Salesforce

    Use the Salesforce REST API to extract data from a Salesforce repository via a Salesforce Connected App.

    N/A

    V1

    Yes

    ServiceNow

    The ServiceNow Datasource retrieves data from the ServiceNow repository.

    N/A

    V1

    Yes

    SharePoint Optimized V2

    The SharePoint Optimized V2 connector retrieves content and metadata from an on-premises SharePoint repository and cloud-based SharePoint repositories.

    2013, 2016, 2019, Online

    V2

    Yes (Graph Security Trimming)

    SharePoint V2

    The SharePoint connector retrieves content and metadata from an on-premises SharePoint repository.

    2013, 2016, 2019, Online

    V2

    Yes

    SharePoint V1 Optimized

    The SharePoint connector retrieves content and metadata from an on-premises SharePoint repository.

    2010, 2013, 2016, Online

    V1 Optimized

    Yes

    SharePoint Online V1 Optimized

    The SharePoint Online V1 Optimized connector retrieves data from cloud-based SharePoint repositories. Authentication requires a Sharepoint user who has permissions to access Sharepoint via the SOAP API. This user must be registered with the Sharepoint Online authentication server; it is not necessarily the same as the user in Active Directory or LDAP.

    N/A

    V1 Optimized

    Yes

    SharePoint V1 (deprecated as of 5.2)

    The SharePoint connector retrieves content and metadata from an on-premises SharePoint repository.

    2010, 2013, 2016, Online

    V1

    Yes

    SharePoint Online V1 (deprecated as of 5.2)

    The SharePoint Online V1 connector retrieves data from cloud-based SharePoint repositories. Authentication requires a Sharepoint user who has permissions to access Sharepoint via the SOAP API. This user must be registered with the Sharepoint Online authentication server; it is not necessarily the same as the user in Active Directory or LDAP.

    N/A

    V1

    Yes

    Sitecore

    This connector provides full crawl and incremental crawl support for Sitecore versions 8.x and 9.x. It indexes document content and all metadata.

    8.x, 9.x

    V2

    No

    Slack V2

    The Slack V2 connector allows you to index Slack channels and messages.

    N/A

    V2

    Yes

    Solr Index

    A Solr connector pulls documents from an external standalone Solr instance or SolrCloud cluster using Solr’s javabin response type and streaming response parser.

    All

    V1

    No

    Subversion (deprecated)

    This connector requires a Subversion client that is compatible with JavaHL.

    1.8 and below

    V1

    No

    Zendesk

    The Zendesk connector uses the Zendesk REST API to retrieve tickets and their associated comments and attachments from a Zendesk repository.

    N/A

    V1

    Yes

    Script connectors

    Name

    Description

    Source Compatibility

    Platform Version

    Security Trimming

    Javascript

    The Javascript connector allows users to write ad-hoc document retrieval routines to fetch content from filesystems and websites.

    All

    V1

    No

    Social media connectors

    Name

    Description

    Source Compatibility

    Platform Version

    Security Trimming

    Jive

    Retrieve content from a Jive instance.

    REST API +V3.12

    V1

    Yes

    Kaltura

    The Kaltura V2 connector uses the Kaltura Java API client to retrieve data stored in Kaltura.

    All

    V2

    Yes

    Twitter Search

    The Twitter Search connector uses Twitter’s search API to query Twitter for tweets that match specific parameters. It allows querying for any keyword, location or other query terms.

    All

    V1

    No

    Twitter Stream

    The Twitter Stream connector uses Twitter’s streaming API to continually index Twitter. The datasource can be configured to limit tweets or it can be run indefinitely, until Twitter cuts off your access or you stop the datasource. This connector only retrieves tweets created after the datasource has been started.

    All

    V1

    No

    Web connectors

    Name

    Description

    Source Compatibility

    Platform Version

    Security Trimming

    Web V1

    The Web V1 connector retrieves data from a Web site using HTTP and starting from a specified URL.

    All Fusion 4.x and 5.x releases

    V1

    No

    Web V2

    The Web V2 connector retrieves data from a Web site using HTTP and starting from a specified URL.

    Fusion release 5.6.1 and later

    V2

    No