Setup a Salesforce Pardot REST Connection Manager

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

See Salesforce Pardot REST Source Component for how to retrieve data from Salesforce Pardot & Salesforce Pardot REST Destination Component for how to write to Salesforce Pardot.

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

General page

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

SSIS REST Salesforce Pardot Connection Manager

Service Name

The REST service that will be connected to.

Username

The Email of the user account you wish to use to connect to Salesforce Pardot.

Password

The Password of the user account you wish to use to connect to Salesforce Pardot.

API User Key

The 32-character hexadecimal API User Key for the user account you wish to use to connect to Salesforce Pardot.

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 page

REST Connection Manager - Advanced

Proxy Mode

The Proxy Mode option allows you 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 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.