Setup a REST DocuSign Connection Manager 

The REST Connection Manager is an SSIS connection manager component that can be used to establish connections with DocuSign REST service to help facilitate DocuSign data integration. 

See DocuSign REST Source Component for how to retrieve data from DocuSign & DocuSign REST Destination Component for how to write to Copper.

To add a new connection, right-click the Connection Manager area in your Visual Studio project, and choose "New Connection..." from the context menu. You will be prompted the "Add SSIS Connection Manager" window. Select the "REST (KingswaySoft)" item to add a new REST Connection Manager. 

New SSIS Connection

Add SSIS REST Connection Manager

The REST Connection Manager contains 2 pages of configuration. 

  • General 
  • Advanced Settings 

General page 

The General page allows you to specify connection properties and login credentials for DocuSign REST service: 

Service Name 

The REST service that will be connected to. 


Instance Type 

Choose the instance type: 

  • Production 
  • Sandbox 

    Authentication Mode 

The Authentication Mode option allows you to specify the authentication mode when working with DocuSign service. Available options are: 

  • Authorization Code 
  • JWT 
Authorization Code 

Generate Token File 

This button opens a dialogue box in order to sign-in to your instance to generate a new Token. 

App Type:  the following two options exist for App Type 
  • KingswaySoft: This is for testing purposes only and should never be used in production.  It provides a sample Integration Key, Secret, and Redirect URL. 
  • My Own App: This option should be used when you want to connect to your own data.  Selecting this option allows you to enter the Integration Key and Secret which you get from your OAuth setup at the API side. The Redirect URL is the one that you had specified in the App settings. 
Sign In & Authorize 
  • Use Default Browser to Sign In: When this option is checked the Sign In and Authorize button will open your default web browser in order to complete the OAuth authentication. When this option is unchecked, the Sign In and Authorize button will complete the entire OAuth authentication process inside of the toolkit. 
  • Sign In and Authorize: This button allows you to login to the service endpoint and authorize your app to generate a token. 
Path To Token File (“Authorization Code” Authentication Mode) 

This option allows you to enter the path to the token file on the file system.  

Token File Password (“Authorization Code” Authentication Mode) 

The password to the token file. 


Integration Key 

This option allows you to enter the Integration Key for your DocuSign instance. 

Path To Key File 

Specify the file path of the Private key .PEM file.

User Id 

This option allows you to enter the User Id for your DocuSign instance. 

Test Connection 

After all the connection information has been provided, you may click the "Test Connection" button to test if the user credentials entered can connect to the selected REST service. 

Advanced Settings page 

Proxy Mode 

Proxy Mode option allows to specify how you want to configure the proxy server setting. There are three options available. 

  • No Proxy 
  • Auto-detect (Using system configured proxy) 
  • Manual 
Proxy Server 

Using Proxy Server option allows you to specify the name of the proxy server for the connection. 


The Port option allows you to specify the port number of the proxy server for the connection. 

Username (Proxy Server Authentication) 

Username option (under Proxy Server Authentication) allows you to specify the proxy user account. 

Password (Proxy Server Authentication) 

Password option (under Proxy Server Authentication) allows you to specify the proxy user's password. 

Note: The Proxy Password is not included in the connection manager's ConnectionString property by default. This is by design for security reasons. However, you can include it in your ConnectionString if you want to parameterize your connection manager. The format would be ProxyPassword=myProxyPassword; (make sure you have a semicolon as the last character). It can be anywhere in the ConnectionString. 


The number of seconds requests should wait before timing out. 

Retry on Intermittent Errors 

The retry on intermittent errors option determines if requests will be retried when there is an error. If this option is checked requests will be retried up to 3 times. 

Ignore Certificate Errors 

This option can be used to ignore those SSL certificate errors when connecting to the API servers. 

Warning: Enabling "Ignore Certificate Errors" option is generally NOT recommended, particularly for production instance. Unless there is a strong reason to believe the connection is secure - such as the network communication is only happening in an internal infrastructure, this option should be unchecked for best security.