Setting up connectors

Ivanti Neurons connectors enable you to import data about your organization, such as device or user data, into the Ivanti Neurons Platform. A connector keeps the details of which data to gather, where to gather it from, and when and how frequently to import that information into Neurons.

There are two types of available connectors: cloud and on-premises. Cloud connectors import data from cloud-hosted services such as Microsoft Azure or AWS. On-premises connectors import data from specific, on-premises source applications such as Ivanti Endpoint Manager, or they are generic, such as the CSV connector. On-premises connectors require that you also set up a local connector server by installing a provided utility.

You can have as many connector servers and connectors as you need to gather data when and how you want. Each connector server can have multiple connectors, even of the same type or accessing the same source application. You can set up both cloud and on-premises connectors if your work environment supports both.

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.

About connector servers

On-premises connectors require that you install a connector server utility on a local Windows server that has access to your data source. This utility is a preconfigured Ivanti Neurons agent that can relay data to Neurons from the source application (for example, Endpoint Manager).

It is important to understand the distinction between the connector server utility that is installed on a local server and the connector that is set up in the Ivanti Neurons console. The connector server utility performs functions locally and then connects to Neurons using information configured in the connector.

The connector server uses HTTPS (port 443) to communicate. For more information about URLs and IP addresses, see this article in the Community: Ivanti Neurons URL and IP White List.

Getting started

To get started connecting to an on-premises source application, you first need to populate Neurons with a local connector server. By default, new users will find that the Connectors > Connector Servers page displays just a Cloud option until an on-premises connector server is added.

Use the Connector Servers page to set up a connector for a cloud-based service.

A local connector server is not required for cloud connectors that import data from cloud-hosted services—you can immediately add one or more of those connectors to the Cloud option on the Connector Servers page. To set up a cloud connector, see the Ongoing tasks section below.

Ongoing tasks

For an overview of attributes that are imported by connectors, and how attributes are mapped to Target Attributes, see Connector data mapping.

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