Setting up connectors

Connectors enable you to import data about your organization, such as device data or user data, in to the Neurons Platform. There are connectors specific to applications, such as the Ivanti Endpoint Manager connector, or there are generic connectors, such as the CSV connector.

To set up a connector, you usually need to install the connector server utility on your network, first. If you are connecting to a cloud-hosted service, you may not need to install a connector server.

Next, you need to create connectors for the server that are configured to gather data from specific sources at specific times.

  • The connector server is software that you install in your local environment that can relay data to Neurons from the data source (for example, Endpoint Manager). The connector server uses HTTPS (port 443) to communicate. For more information about URLs and IP addresses, see the article in the Community: Ivanti Neurons URL and IP White List.
  • A connector keeps the details of which data to gather, where to gather it from, and when and how frequently to relay that information to Ivanti Neurons. Each connector is associated with a specific connector server.

You can have as many connector servers and connectors as you need to gather data when and how you want to. Each connector server can have multiple connectors, even of the same type or accessing the same source application.

User roles other than the administrator may need to view and set up connectors. To do so, those roles will need to be assigned Connectors permissions. For details, see Access Control.

For information about the available connectors, see the following pages: