Importing a service

You can use third-party service integrations (like Box, or Salesforce) with Boomi Flow. A service needs to be configured in a tenant, and has to be imported to a flow before it can be used. However, if you are using the service for Identity, then the service does not need to be imported separately.

When you import a service into the flow, all the values that are used as part of the service configuration are also imported.

Here is how to import a service:

  1. Click Shared Elements.
  2. In the Shared Elements dialog box, click Services.
  3. Click Import Existing. This lists all the services available in your tenant. The ManyWho Identity Service is available to all tenants by default.
  4. Click the Import button next to the service you want to use. (Example: Salesforce.)
  5. Click Close to close the dialog box.

The service is now imported, and ready to be used.

Boomi Flow Ninja: You can change the service configuration at runtime, making it easy to change authentication requirements for parts of your flow. Example: If you are using the Salesforce Service, you can change the authentication strategy from ActiveUser (the flow executes on behalf of a user who is logged in using Salesforce) to SuperUser (the flow executes using the builder credentials stored in the configuration). This is useful if parts of the flow are run as ‘public’ – where the user does not need Salesforce credentials or to be logged in to Salesforce.

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