Navigating to connections
- From the Header Bar Menu, go to Admin Panel
- On the side navigation, select Connections.
Connections that are created in Lenses, can be viewed in the Connections Listing Page. All Users are able to visit the Listing Page.
To create a Connection, you need to specify the Connection Template you want to create. System connection templates are provided out of the box by Lenses and include the main several Data Stores and Alerting Services.
Creating connections: Pick a template
New connection to select a connection template.
The connection template provides the information a connection needs.
Each connection template defines the configurations required.
Creating connections: Connection form
To create a connection, select a template. Let’s take, for example, the
The form is split into the following sections.
The Connection Details Section has two fields.
Connection Name field which is mandatory and should be unique.
Tags field is optional.
The configuration form is unique per connection template. For the Elasticsearch Connection Template, we have
Password as optional fields and the
Elasticsearch Nodes, a mandatory field.
Once created, the connection details are displayed. We can see that just like the create form, the details are split in the same manner.
The Details Section containing
Metadata information, like
Modified By, and
Connection Tags. And the Configuration Section, containing the unique
KEY/VALUE pairs for each Connection Template. For example, for the
Elasticsearch Connection, those are
From the Connection Details Page, you can either
Update the current connection, with new values.
Please take into account that the
Connection Name cannot be updated since it is the unique identifier for referencing the connection.
All other Values, either Details or Configuration wise, can be updated given the necessary permissions
(Manage Connections). If the user does not have
Manage Connections, they will be redirected to the connections listing page.
Delete Connections, either from the Listing Page or the Details Page. Navigate to the Connection Listing Page, click the trash icon, or navigate to the Connection Details Page, click
Action Menu(three dots), and
Delete Connection, as described in the images below:
From either, you will be presented with a Modal that allows you to
Delete, the connection. That being said, if connections are in use, they cannot be deleted. If you really need to Delete them, please either
Update, the entity using the current connection.