General tab

Set general connection parameters on this tab. The configuration properties dialog box is the same for the Alfresco eConnector and Alfresco components, although some options can only be configured from the Alfresco eConnector component.
Option Description
Activate Activate the component according to a condition. If the component stays inactive, it won't perform any actions with documents in the workflow at run time.

See more information in Conditional activation.

This option is only present in the eConnector component.

Pass through Select this check box if you want the document to be passed to the subsequent components in the workflow.

This option is only present in the eConnector component.

Server address In this text box, enter the address of the Alfresco server. The server adress should look as follows:



  • protocol: a protocol prefix, which is http:// or https://. The protocol prefix part can be omitted; in this case, the HTTP protocol will be used by default, and the Ignore invalid certificate option will be disabled.
  • server: a name of the machine where an Alfresco server is running or its IP address. The machine name may be specified with or without its domain.
  • port: a port number used for connection to the Alfresco service. The usual port number is 8080.

The following examples provide you with a sample reference:

  • https://alfresco-sec:8080/Alfresco
URL pattern In this text box, specify a pattern for an Alfresco web service endpoint.

The default value is: /api/*

Tip: The value of this text box should match the pattern set in a server configuration file, web.xml. It represents the URL pattern value set for axis servlet. For information on the value configured on your target server, contact the server administrator.
Ignore invalid certificate Select this check box to ignore errors when the user connects to the server using an invalid SSL server certificate.

If the user does not select this check box and uses an invalid SSL server certificate, the following message is displayed: The underlying connection was closed: Could not establish trust relationship for the SSL/TLS secure channel., and the documents will be rejected at run time.

When this option is selected, the error is ignored so that the user can connect to the server.

Note: This check box can be selected only if you enter an HTTPS server address.
User name Enter a name of the user account authorized to access the server. This user account will be used for processing documents by the component.
Obtain password via RRT Select this check box if you want to use an RRT to specify the password.
Password Enter the password of the user acoount specified in the User name field.

This option is enabled and its value is used only when the Obtain password via RRT check box is not selected.

Password RRT Enter an expression consisting of RRTs that will be replaced by the actual password at run time.

This option is enabled and its value will be used only when the Obtain password via RRT check box is selected.

This field supports and returns values for encrypted by restricted RRTs. For more information, see Encrypted Field RRTs.

Timeout Specify the connection timeout in seconds. The default timeout is 100 seconds.
Test connection Click this button to test connection to the server with the data specified on this tab.
Note: When you specify the password using RRTs, then the component will not be able to connect to the server during configuring stage.
Note: You can drag and drop the internal RRTs of the component into all fields on the General tab, but this will cause an error, because usage of internal RRTs is prohibited in all options on the General tab.