Terminologies

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These are the terminologies used within OneConnect.

Tenant

A Tenant is a term used to describe an Office 365 Organization.

Integration

A basic Integration consists of: 2 Connections, and 1 Schedule.

When you're logged into OneConnect, the list you see are all of the Integrations deployed for your Tenant.

Integrator

An Integrator is a web service and can be considered as middleware (or someone in the middle to help with work), an Integrator can be used to perform special or common Operations.

For instance, if a customer has a specific business requirement that is out of the standard use-case for an Integration, an Integrator could be created to accomplish the task.

Connection

A Connection is an instance of a Connector. They contain Authentication information for a Connector in an Integration.

Connector

A Connector is a web service and defines Operations that perform work via a Service's API's.

E.g. the SharePoint Connector has Operations that can perform the following actions: Get List Items, Create List Items. Operations for Connectors will vary for each product, but typically there are common Operations so that any given Connector can be linked together for an Integration to perform work.

Schedule

A Schedule defines when a Strategy should run. They can be configured to run hourly, daily, weekly, monthly. You can also specify specific times, and days of the week.

Strategy

A Strategy is a collection of Operations that achieve a specific goal.

E.g. sync'ing ServiceNow incidents to a SharePoint list. Or sync'ing Visual Studio Team Services epics to Project Online projects.

Operation

An Operation is defined in a Connector or Integrator, and is used to perform a specific task.

E.g. getting a list of projects from Project Online.

Relay

A Relay is an instance of a Connector that can be deployed to a Tenant's internal environment. They can be used when a customer prefers an extra layer of security that they can have control over.

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