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Apache Cassandra Connection

Introduction

An Apache Cassandra connection, created using the Apache Cassandra connector, establishes access to Apache Cassandra. These activities, once configured, interact with Apache Cassandra through the connection.

Create or Edit an Apache Cassandra Connection

A new Apache Cassandra connection is created using the Apache Cassandra connector from one of these locations:

An existing Apache Cassandra connection can be edited from these locations:

Configure an Apache Cassandra Connection

Each user interface element of the Apache Cassandra connection configuration screen is described below.

Tip

Fields with a variable icon Variable icon support using global variables, project variables, and Jitterbit variables. Begin either by typing an open square bracket [ into the field or by clicking the variable icon to display a list of the existing variables to choose from.

  • Connection Name: Enter a name to use to identify the connection. The name must be unique for each Apache Cassandra connection and must not contain forward slashes (/) or colons (:). This name is also used to identify the Apache Cassandra endpoint, which refers to both a specific connection and its activities.

  • Authentication: When selected (default), shows additional settings. For documentation, see Establishing a Connection and Additional Configurations Properties:

    • Auth Scheme: Select the authorization scheme, one of:

      • Basic

      • DSE

      • Kerberos

      • LDAP

    • Server: Enter the server.

    • Port: Enter the port.

    • LDAP Server: Enter the LDAP server.

    • User: Enter the user.

    • Password: Enter the password.

    • LDAP Port: Enter the LDAP port.

    • Database: Enter the database.

    • Default LDAP User: Enter the default LDAP user.

    • LDAP Password: Enter the LDAP password.

    • Search Base: Enter the search base.

    • Search Filter: Enter the search filter.

    • Use SSL: When selected, specifies to use SSL.

  • Kerberos: When selected, shows additional settings. For documentation, see Establishing a Connection and Additional Configurations Properties:

    • Kerberos KDC: Enter the Kerberos KDC.

    • Kerberos Realm: Enter the Kerberos realm.

    • Kerberos SPN: Enter the Kerberos SPN.

    • Kerberos Keytab File: Enter the Kerberos keytab file.

    • Kerberos Service Realm: Enter the Kerberos service realm.

    • Kerberos Service KDC: Enter the Kerberos service KDC.

    • Kerberos Ticket Cache: Enter the Kerberos ticket cache.

  • SSL: When selected, shows additional settings. For documentation, see Establishing a Connection and Additional Configurations Properties:

    • SSL Client Cert: Enter the SSL client certificate.

    • SSL Client Cert Type: Select the SSL client certificate type, one of:

      • USER

      • MACHINE

      • PFXFILE

      • PFXBLOB

      • JKSFILE

      • JKSBLOB

      • PEMKEY_FILE

      • PEMKEY_BLOB

      • PUBLIC_KEY_FILE

      • PUBLIC_KEY_BLOB

      • SSHPUBLIC_KEY_FILE

      • SSHPUBLIC_KEY_BLOB

      • P7BFILE

      • PPKFILE

      • XMLFILE

      • XMLBLOB

    • SSL Client Cert Password: Enter the SSL client certificate password.

    • SSL Client Cert Subject: Enter the SSL client certificate subject.

    • SSL Server Cert: Enter the SSL server certificate.

  • SSH: When selected, shows additional settings. For documentation, see Establishing a Connection and Additional Configurations Properties:

    • SSH Auth Mode: Select the SSH auth mode, one of:

      • None

      • Password

      • Public_Key

    • SSH Client Cert: Enter the SSH client certificate.

    • SSH Client Cert Password: Enter the SSH client certificate password.

    • SSH Client Cert Subject: Enter the SSH client certificate subject.

    • SSH Client Cert Type: Select the SSH client certificate type, one of:

      • USER

      • MACHINE

      • PFXFILE

      • PFXBLOB

      • JKSFILE

      • JKSBLOB

      • PEMKEY_FILE

      • PEMKEY_BLOB

      • PUBLIC_KEY_FILE

      • PUBLIC_KEY_BLOB

      • SSHPUBLIC_KEY_BLOB

      • P7BFILE

      • P7BBLOB

      • SSHPUBLIC_KEY_FILE

      • PPKFILE

      • PPKBLOB

      • XMLFILE

      • XMLBLOB

    • SSH Server: Enter the SSH server.

    • SSH Port: Enter the SSH port.

    • SSH User: Enter the SSH user.

    • SSH Password: Enter the SSH password.

    • SSH Server Fingerprint: Enter the SSH server fingerprint.

    • Use SSH: When selected, specifies to use SSH.

  • Use Proxy Settings: Select to use Private Agent proxy settings.

  • Advanced Configurations: When selected, shows the Advanced Configurations Properties table, which is used to add additional configuration properties as key-value pairs.

    Click the add icon add icon to add a row to the table below and enter a key-value pair for each property.

    To save the row, click the submit icon submit icon in the rightmost column.

    To edit or delete a single row, hover over the rightmost column and use the edit icon edit icon or delete icon delete icon.

    To delete all rows, click Clear All.

    Important

    Fields in the Advanced Configurations table display the variable icon Variable icon only in edit mode. For these fields' variable values to be populated at runtime, the agent version must be at least 10.75 / 11.13.

  • Test: Click to verify the connection using the specified configuration. When the connection is tested, the latest version of the connector is downloaded by the agent(s) in the agent group associated with the current environment. This connector supports suspending the download of the latest connector version by using the Disable Auto Connector Update organization policy.

  • Save Changes: Click to save and close the connection configuration.

  • Discard Changes: After making changes to a new or existing configuration, click to close the configuration without saving. A message asks you to confirm that you want to discard changes.

  • Delete: After opening an existing connection configuration, click to permanently delete the connection from the project and close the configuration (see Component Dependencies, Deletion, and Removal). A message asks you to confirm that you want to delete the connection.

Next Steps

After an Apache Cassandra connector connection has been created, you place an activity type on the design canvas to create activity instances to be used either as sources (to provide data in an operation) or as targets (to consume data in an operation).

Menu actions for a connection and its activity types are accessible from the project pane and design component palette. For details, see Actions Menus in Connector Basics.

These activity types are available:

  • Query: Retrieves records from a table at Apache Cassandra and is intended to be used as a source in an operation.

  • Create: Inserts a record into a table at Apache Cassandra and is intended to be used as a target in an operation.

  • Update: Updates a record in a table at Apache Cassandra and is intended to be used as a target in an operation.

  • Delete: Deletes a record from a table at Apache Cassandra and is intended to be used as a target in an operation.

  • Execute: Executes a procedure at Apache Cassandra and is intended to be used as a target in an operation.