Setup a REST Microsoft Teams Connection Manager

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

See Microsoft Teams REST Source Component for how to retrieve data from Microsoft Teams & Microsoft Teams REST Destination Component for how to write to Microsoft Teams.

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 Microsoft Teams REST service:

SSIS REST Microsoft Teams Connection Manager

Service Name

The REST service that will be connected to.

API Throttle Rate

The API Throttling Rate will limit the number of requests that can be sent per second.

Authentication Mode

This options allows you to specify the preferred authorization mode to connect to your Microsoft Teams instance. There are two available options:

  • OAuth Authorization Code.
  • OAuth Client Credentials (service to service authentication)
Sign in using default web browser (Only available with OAuth Authorization Code authentication):

When this option is checked the Generate Token File button will open your default web browser in order to complete the OAuth authentication.

When this option is unchecked, the Generate Token File button will complete the entire OAuth authentication process inside of the toolkit.

Generate Token File

This button allows you to login to the service endpoint and authorize your app to generate a token.

Path To Token File

The path to the token file on the file system.

Token File Password

The password to the token file.

Tenant Id (Only available with OAuth Client Credentials authentication):

The Tenant Id option allows you to specify the unique ID which identifies the tenant which your Microsoft Teams instance belongs to.

Client Id

The Client Id option allows you to specify the unique ID which identifies the application making the request.

Client Secret

The Client Secret option allows you to specify the client secret belonging to your Microsoft Teams app.

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

REST Connection Manager - Advanced

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.

Port

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.

Timeout

The number of seconds a request 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 Microsoft Teams 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.