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Based on the nature of some Jobs, Tasks or Notifications, a Connection is an essential part of the settings for that entity. Connections are global which means they are centrally stored and can be accessed by related Tasks and Triggers. Connections are used to specify to where and how VisualCron should connect to various instances like FTP servers, SQL servers etc. If a password to a FTP server has changed you only need to updated that in the Connection - not every Task it is used in.

 

Connections are viewed and updated in the Server > Global objects > Connections window. The connections may also be managed by Add/Edit Job -> Tasks -> Add/Edit -> Task type. Connections are global, thus if you change a connection definition, this will affect all entities using this connection.

 

GlobalConnections

 

Explorer

Many connections use some kind of explorer to test and navigate with the selected Connection, for example; SQL Explorer, Connection Explorer. Select a Connection and click on Explorer button.

 

Audit log

Click this button to view the Audit log for Connections.

 

Clear filter

When you open Manage Connections from a Task only the related protocols are visible. Click Clear filter to view all.

 

Currently the following Connection protocols exist:

FTP

FTP SSL Implicit

FTP TLS Implicit

FTP SSL Explicit

FTP TLS Explicit

SFTP

SCP

SSH

SMTP

POP3

IMAP

Exchange EWS

Exchange WebDAV

WebDAV

SQL

SSRS

Amazon

Microsoft Azure

Dropbox

Google Drive

OneDrive

Box

VisualCron

SharePoint

IM

XendApp

Pushbullet

Telegram

Twitter

Crystal reports

VMWare

Dynamics CRM

AS/400

SAP

 

Click on protocol link above to read more information and connection setting specifics of that protocol.