Build basic authentication

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.

Basic authentication is a simple username and password scheme built into the HTTP protocol. Workflows sends HTTP requests with the Authorization header containing the word Basic followed by a space and a base64 encoded string of username:password.

To add basic authentication:

  1. Click the Overview tab.

  2. Click Set up authentication.

  3. From the Authentication dialog, in the Auth Type dropdown, select Basic.

  4. Update the fields for basic authentication.

Field Definition
Credentials
Username Your preferred label for the username field. You might want to change the label if a service uses basic authentication but requests different information from the user.
Password Your preferred label for the password field.
Parameters (Optional) Parameters allow you to collect any additional information from the connector user that may be necessary for authentication, such as instance or subdomain. These fields will be presented to the user when they first create a connection and will be required.

Label: Display name that shows on the New Connection dialog during connector set up.

Key: Text value in the key-value pairing that is used by the service. For example, api_key, application_key, or authentication.

Type: Three different field types are available.

  • Text: A plain text field will be presented to the user. This is an open text field with no redaction.

  • Password: A redacted text field. The user will not be able to see what's entered into this field.

  • Dropdown List: A manually created dropdown of values to be selected by the user.

Config Values (Optional)

Additional configuration values may be needed to define how a user authenticates to your connector. You can added such values in this section.

Label: Display name for the configuration value that shows on the New Connection dialog during connector set up.

Definition: Indicate whether this field will be populated with a static value or a value from a helper flow.

  • For Static Value, enter the value in the Value field.

  • For Value from Helper Flow, select a flow from the Choose Flow dialog.

Type: Two different field types are available.

  • Text: A plain text field will be presented to the user. This is an open text field with no redaction.

  • Password: A redacted text field. The user will not be able to see what is entered into this field.

The Visible toggle determines whether the configuration value will appear in the authentication dialog for the connector.

Next step

Add option fields to connector cards