About flow types in Connector Builder

This is an Early Access feature for existing Workflows users. To enable it, use the Early Access Feature Manager as described in Manage Early Access and Beta features.

Action

Use action flows to create action cards that allow end users to perform an “action” against a service. Once built, this is the only flow type in Connector Builder with which users can interact and build flows on the Workflows platform to address their business use case or automate common processes. Use action flows in Connector Builder to build action cards such as Custom API Action, Create User, or Search Files.

Authping

The other three flow types in Connector Builder - Authping, Revoke, and Helper Flows - are system flows and only form building blocks on which a successfully deployed connector and its actions cards are dependent. System flows are similar to actions, but they are hidden from users and used by the platform for various purposes. _authping is one such system flow. _authping allows a user to check on the health of a connector's connection and verify that any particular card is connected and communicating with its third-party service.

Revoke

_revoke is another system flow. A revoke flow allows you to revoke a connection's access token. This prevents a token from remaining active even after the token is deleted from the Workflows platform. By doing so, users in Workflows will not be able to see the permissions that were granted to Workflows in an external application's third-party access listing. By implementing a revoke flow, users will be able to revoke an access token from the Connections page or on any card for that connector in Workflows.

Helper Flow

In addition to action and system flows, helper flows are flows that get called from other flows within your connector project. They can be used for many purposes, like iterating over a data set or for performing tasks that need to be performed in many flows like authorization.

To begin a new flow, click + New Flow in the upper right corner of the screen.

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Build an _authping flow