Setup a REST Stripe Connection Manager

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

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

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 Stripe REST service:

SSIS REST Stripe Manager

Service Name

The REST service that will be connected to. 

API Throttle Rate

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

Stripe Authentication
Authentication Mode

The Authentication Mode that will be used to connect to Stripe.  There are two options: API Token and OAuth.

Stripe Authentication - API Token
Api Token

The API Token  that will be used to authenticate Stripe requests.

Stripe Authentication - OAuth

This option allows you to specify your application when working with Stripe REST service App.

  • App Provided by KingswaySoft: use the Client Id and Secret that is provided by KingswaySoft for your convenience when setting up the connection. 
  • My Own: specify your own application registration with Stripe 
    • Client Id 
    • Client Secret
    • RedirectUrl
Scope

The Scope parameter indicates which parts of the Stripe user's account you'd like your app to be able to access.

Generate Token (In App)...

The Generate Token File (In App)... button completes the entire OAuth authentication process inside of the toolkit. All you need to do is login to the service endpoint and authorize our app to generate your token.

Generate Token (In Browser)...

The Generate Token File (In Browser)... button completes the OAuth authentication using your default browser. After you click this button simply follow the steps in the dialog to generate your token.

Access Token

If you have an Access Token that you would like to use, enter it in the access token field. If you do not have a Stripe access token you can generate one by clicking the Generate Token button.

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 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.

Ignore Certificate Errors

This option can be used to ignore those SSL certificate errors when connecting to Stripe 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.