Setting Up a Wrike REST Connection Manager

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

See Wrike REST Source Component for how to retrieve data from Wrike and Wrike REST Destination Component for how to write to Wrike.

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 the Wrike REST service:

Wrike Rest Connection Manager.png

Service Name

The REST service that will be connected to.

General Settings
API Throttle Rate

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

Base URL

The Base URL of the Wrike instance that will be connected to.


There are two types of authentication modes which you could use:

  • OAuth Authorization Code
  • Access Token
OAuth Authorization Code
Generate Token File

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

Wrike Rest Connection manager - OAuth

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 log in 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.

Access Token

The Access Token to use when accessing the Wrike service. This option is available when Access Token is selected from the dropdown. 

Wrike Rest Connection Manager Access Token

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

The Advanced Settings page has some additional options that can be configured.

Wrike Rest Connection Manager - Advanced Settings.png

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 the 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)

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

Password (Proxy Server Authentication)

The 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 Wrike servers.

Warning: Enabling the "Ignore Certificate Errors" option is generally NOT recommended, particularly for production instances. 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.