AWS Glue

AWS Glue

This page outlines the steps to connect AWS Glue to your CData Connect account.


Before you connect, you must first do the following:

  • Connect a data source to your CData Connect account. See Connections for more information.
  • Generate a Personal Access Token (PAT) on the Settings page. Copy this down, as it acts as your password during authentication.

Connecting to CData Connect

Follow these steps to establish a connection from AWS Glue to CData Connect:

  1. Log into AWS Glue.

  2. In the navigation pane, under ETL, select AWS Glue Studio.

  3. On the AWS Glue Studio page, click View Connectors.

  4. In the Marketplace Connectors box, click Go to AWS Marketplace.

  5. Enter CData Connect in the Marketplace search bar.

  6. Select CData AWS Glue Connector for CData Connect. The connector page opens in a new browser tab.

  7. At the top of the connector page, click Continue to Subscribe.

  8. On the next page, click Continue to Configuration, and then click Continue to Launch on the following page.

  9. On the Launch this software page, click Usage Instructions. In the dialog that appears, click Activate the connector with AWS Glue Studio.

  10. GlueStudio opens in a new browser tab. Set the connection properties as follows:

    • Name—enter a name of your choice for the connection.

    • Description—if desired, enter a description for the connection.

    • Connection credential type—select connect_cloud.

    • AWS Secret—leave this blank.

    • Username—enter your CData Connect username. This is displayed in the top-right corner of the CData Connect interface. For example,

    • Password—enter the PAT you generated on the Settings page.

    • defaultCatalog—the name of the connection that you want to access. For example, Salesforce1.

  11. At the bottom of the page, click Create connection and activate connector.

Your connection now appears in the Connections list in Glue Studio.

Creating an IAM Role

To access your data in AWS Glue, you must have an IAM Role with the correct permissions. If you have not created an IAM Role in AWS Glue, follow the AWS instructions for creating an IAM Role.

When selecting the permissions policies, ensure that you select the following AWS Managed policies at a minimum:

  • AmazonS3FullAccess
  • AmazonEC2ContainerRegistryReadOnly
  • AWSGlueServiceRole

If you are using AWS Secrets Manager to store confidential connection properties, create and add an inline policy similar to the following, granting access to the specific secrets needed for the AWS Glue job:

    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
            "Resource": [

You will use this role when creating a job in AWS Glue.

Using the Connection in AWS Glue

After you create your connection to CData Connect, you can use the connection to create a job. Follow these steps:

  1. Select the connection in the Connections list.

  2. Click Create Job.

  3. Select CData AWS Glue Connector for CData Connect in the visual flow.

  4. On the Data source properties - Connector tab:

    • Select the connection you created above.

    • Select either Enter table name or Write a query.

      • If you select Enter table name, in the Table name field, enter the fully-qualified name of the table you want to access in the format ConnectionName.ConnectionType.TableName. For example, Salesforce1.Salesforce.Customers.

      • If you select Write a query, use the fully-qualified name of the table that you want to access when writing the query.

    • Open Job bookmark options. In the field labelled Enter key, enter the name of the primary key of the table you are accessing. Alternatively, you can open the Job details tab and set Job bookmark to Disable.

  5. In the visual flow, select the Job details tab.

  6. Enter a name for the job.

  7. In the IAM Role field, enter the name of the IAM Role you created above.

  8. Save the job.

You can now run the job as part of your AWS Glue flow.