Connector Configuration

Appmixer includes a variety of ready-to-use connectors, with some being immediately operational while others necessitate user authentication with third-party systems (such as Slack, Gmail, Teams, and many others). This authentication process typically employs the OAuth 2 protocol.

Appmixer features an internal Authentication Hub, functioning as an authentication proxy, which simplifies the setup process by eliminating the need to register your own OAuth credentials with third-party services. This means all OAuth-based connectors offered by Appmixer are ready to use right out of the box. However, should you prefer to use your own OAuth credentials for enhanced customization or compliance reasons, you have the flexibility to do so. This can be done for all or selected connectors by specifying your OAuth credentials (clientId and clientSecret) as outlined below.

The Connector Configuration is available via the Appmixer Backoffice interface:

Custom OAuth Credentials

For detailed information on configuring specific connectors, please consult the App Registration section of our documentation. This section will guide you through the necessary steps and provide insights on setting up each connector according to your needs.

Appmixer offers several methods for configuring the OAuth credentials, with the Appmixer Backoffice being the simplest. For instance, if you're looking to use Slack components, you'll first need to register your application on the Slack developer portal, where you'll receive a clientId and clientSecret. After obtaining these, you can save them into Appmixer as follows:

For the Configuration ID, use appmixer:slack. You are now ready to add the Slack OAuth app clientId and clientSecret.

Add a key named clientId (it's crucial to use exactly clientId, not clientID or any other variation) and assign it the clientId you received from Slack.

Following that, add the clientSecret you received from Slack.

Once you've added the clientId and clientSecret, you're all set to utilize the Slack components within Appmixer.

It's possible to include any key/value pairs in this configuration. These pairs will be accessible within your component's code via the context.config object (or context.auth), and in the case of auth.js files, directly within the context object. This method proves particularly beneficial for API key-based authentications in your custom connectors when you prefer not to present your end-users with a form to enter their own API key. Instead, opting to use a single, global API key for all users allows them to freely use the connector without the necessity for individual authentication. This approach enhances user convenience by simplifying access and usage of the connector, ensuring a seamless experience without compromising on security or functionality. A prime example is the DeepAI component. For utilizing the Deep AI API, an API key is required. However, instead of having your users supply this API key individually, you might prefer to use a single API key across all users for simplicity and ease of management. This setup allows for a more streamlined user experience, with further details available in the documentation.

Additionally, for components using OAuth2 authentication, you have the option to redefine the default callbackUrl (redirect URL). This flexibility allows you to customize the authentication process to better fit your application's workflow.

Domain Verification

In scenarios where third-party developer consoles require the verification of domain ownership for domains used as callback URLs in OAuth-registered applications, you might face challenges (for example with configurations like the Google OAuth app). Given that your Appmixer tenant operates under a domain such as and you lack access to this domain's DNS settings, your options for domain verification can seem limited.

To facilitate this process, the Appmixer Backoffice includes a tool designed specifically for domain verification purposes. This tool enables you to upload a file that the third-party service has generated for verification. Once uploaded, this file becomes accessible at the root of your domain. The third-party service verifies domain ownership by checking for the presence of this file at the specified root location on your domain, thus confirming that you indeed control the domain. This public file method provides a straightforward solution for verifying your Appmixer tenant domain without the need for DNS access.

To upload a public file to the root location, navigate to the Appmixer Backoffice interface and select the "System -> Public Files" option from the left menu. On this page, you'll find the functionality to upload your files.

Once you've uploaded your files through the Appmixer Backoffice, they will be accessible via your Appmixer Tenant API URL. For instance, if you upload a file named google52658022a92d779c.html, it can be accessed at as well as at the well-known directory URL This accessibility ensures that third-party services can easily verify domain ownership by locating the specified file at your domain's root or the well-known directory.

For customers managing their own Appmixer installations, there's flexibility to adjust where these public files are hosted through the PUBLIC_FILES_PREFIX system configuration option. This setting allows you to tailor the file access paths to suit your infrastructure requirements, providing further control over how you manage domain verification and public file accessibility.

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