Lenses provides a connection manager in order to securely manage connection details for external services.
The connection details are securely stored by Lenses. Connections are used to provide connectivity to external systems like Elasticsearch, Slack, PagerDuty, DataDog, Webhook, Alert Manager.
Configuration information each connection type is defined via a template. E.g. in order to create an Elasticsearch connection you need a username, a password and the nodes of the Elasticsearch cluster to connect. All these fields are being described in the Elasticsearch connection template.
Lenses currently provides seven different connection templates to create connections to external systems.