User's Guide: Outbound Connector

1.0 Introduction

Welcome to the Fortanix Confidential Computing Manager - Outbound Connectors user guide. This guide describes how to create and manage Outbound Connectors in Fortanix Confidential Computing Manager.

One of the elements within the realm of Fortanix Confidential Computing Manager is the Outbound Connector, the purpose of this connector is to enable the workflows to export the processed or transformed data securely to an external data destination, such as a CSV file from the Fortanix Confidential Computing Manager runtime execution environment.

Using the Outbound Connector menu item in the Fortanix Confidential Computing Manager user interface (UI), you can add, review, and manage the outbound data connectors.

2.0 Add the Outbound Connectors

Perform the following steps to seamlessly add the outbound connector as CSV files to the Fortanix Confidential Computing Manager:

  1. Click the DataverseOutbound Connectors menu item in the Confidential Computing Manager left navigation bar and click the + ADD OUTBOUND CONNECTOR button to add an outbound connector.
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    Figure 1: Add New Outbound Connector
  2. On the Create new outbound connector dialog box , enter the following details:
    • Connector name: Enter a required name for the outbound connector.
    • Description (Optional): Add a brief description to provide additional context if needed.
    • Labels: Assign one or more key-value labels to categorize or tag the connector.
    • Group: Select the required group name from the drop down menu to associate this connector with that group.
    • URL: Enter the pre-signed URL where the CSV file is located containing the exported data from the script.
      NOTE
      Ensure to obtain a valid and pre-signed URL for accessing the data if you want to fetch the data from a URL. This URL can be hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
  3. Click the CREATE OUTBOUND CONNECTORS button to create the outbound connector.

The outbound data connector is now created successfully.

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Figure 2: Outbound Connector Added

3.0 Edit the Outbound Connector

Perform the following steps to modify the details of the outbound connector:

  1. Click the Outbound Connectors menu item in the Confidential Computing Manager left navigation bar.
  2. Locate and click the outbound connector that you wish to edit from the list of available outbound connectors. A new screen opens where you can review and edit the configuration.
  3. Click the EDIT button to initiate the editing process.
    NOTE
    Alternatively, you can click the three dots.pngoverflow menu (three dots) for an Outbound Connector row and select the EDIT OUTBOUND CONNECTOR option to modify the connector.
  4. Update the configuration as needed.
  5. After you have made the necessary edits, click the SAVE button to keep your changes.

The outbound data connector is now updated successfully.

4.0 Outbound Connector Details Overview

Click the required outbound connector to view the insights into general details, enabling effective management and understanding of your connectors.

  • Connector type: Displays the type of connector, such as CSV .
  • Created by: Displays the name of the user who created the connector.
  • Group: Specifies the group to which the connector belongs.
  • Created at: Displays the timestamp when the connector was initially created.
  • Last updated at: Displays the date and time of the last update made to the connector.
  • URL: Displays the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) associated with the connector where the CSV data output will be stored.
  • Labels: Displays any applied labels for additional categorization or identification.

5.0 Delete the Outbound Connector

Perform the following steps to delete the outbound connector:

  1. Click the Outbound Connectors menu item in the Confidential Computing Manager left navigation bar.
  2. Locate and click the outbound connector that you wish to remove from the list of available outbound connectors.
  3. Click the DELETE button to remove the connector.
    NOTE
    Alternatively, you can click the three dots.png overflow menu (three dots) for the required connector row and select the DELETE OUTBOUND CONNECTOR option to delete the connector.
  4. Click the DELETE button to confirm the action.

The outbound data connector is now deleted successfully.

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