Data Sources


Data Sources


Data sources form the foundation of your CData Connect experience. When you create a connection to a data source to your CData Connect account, you make the data from that source available to client tools of your choosing.

Manage Data Sources

You can add and manage connections to data sources on the Connections page of your CData Connect dashboard.

Generally, you can connect data sources to CData Connect in one of two ways:

  • OAuth, which enables you to sign in directly through the data source’s website, using that data source’s interface.

  • Manual credential entry, where you enter your connection information (such as username, password, and URL) in the CData Connect interface. Then your information is transmitted securely to connect to your data source.

Click the name of a data source in the navigation pane of this documentation to open setup instructions for that data source.

Logging Verbosity

On the Advanced Settings tab for each connection, there is a setting in the Logging section labelled Verbosity. This value determines how much information CData Connect includes in the logs for that data source on the Logs page.

The value for verbosity can range from 1 to 5, where 1 includes the smallest amount of information and 5 includes the largest amount of information. By default, each data source logs at verbosity level 2. Please note that higher verbosity levels negatively impact query performance. For maximum performance, be sure to only increase the verbosity level for troubleshooting purposes.

Protecting Sensitive Information in Logs

Verbosity levels 3 and up include sensitive information from the connection, as outlined below:

  • Level 3 includes the bodies of requests and responses to requests.

  • Level 4 includes SSL certificates.

  • Level 5 includes extra low-level transfer data not included at the previous levels.

Note: Regardless of the verbosity level, sensitive connection properties—including passwords—are always masked in connection strings and any requests/responses.

To ensure the security and safety of your sensitive information, be sure that you only increase logging verbosity when necessary. When logging verbosity is set to 3 or higher, be sure to open and review log files before sharing them outside of your organization.