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Deploy CData Mule Connectors (On-Premise or to the Cloud)

Embed the CData MuleSoft Connector for LDAP in a Mule Application and deploy it to the MuleSoft CloudHub or an on-premise server.

The CData Mule Connector for LDAP connects LDAP objects to Mule applications enabling read, write, update, and delete functionality with familiar SQL queries. The Connector allows users to easily create Mule applications with access to live LDAP objects that can be deployed to an on-premise server for internal access or to the MuleSoft CloudHub for direct cloud access.

Add LDAP Connectivity to Mule Apps

This article walks through embedding the CData Mule Connector for LDAP in an application and deploying the application to MuleSoft CloudHub and to on-premise servers. You will need Mule and Anypoint Studio installed, in addition to the CData LDAP Connector.

Embed LDAP Connectivity

The steps below outline adding the LDAP Connector to your project and configuring the connection and connector.

  1. Create a new Mule Project in Anypoint Studio.
  2. Add a CData LDAP Connector to the application.
  3. Create a new Connection (or edit an existing one) and configure the properties to connect to LDAP (see below). Once the connection is configured, click Test Connection to ensure the connectivity to LDAP.

    To establish a connection, the following properties under the Authentication section must be provided:

    • Valid User and Password credentials (e.g., Domain\BobF or cn=Bob F,ou=Employees,dc=Domain).
    • Server information, including the IP or host name of the Server, as well as the Port.
    • BaseDN: This will limit the scope of LDAP searches to the height of the distinguished name provided.

      Note: Specifying a narrow BaseDN may greatly increase performance; for example, cn=users,dc=domain will only return results contained within cn=users and its children.

  4. Configure the CData LDAP Connector with the Operation, Query type, and SQL query.
  5. Finish and save your application.

Once you have completed your application, you can use Anypoint Studio in conjunction with Anypoint Platform to deploy the application to your MuleSoft CloudHub instance or an on-premise server.

Deploy to MuleSoft CloudHub

  1. Right-click your Project and select Anypoint Platform -> Deploy to Cloud
  2. Configure the deployment and click "Deploy Application"
  3. When the deployment completes, navigate to the Anypoint Platform Runtime Manager to manage the deployed application

Once the application is deployed, you will be able to access it from anywhere on the web by navigating to the App URL, adding any parameters needed.

Deploy to an On-Premise Server

In order to deploy a Mule application to an on-premise server through the Anypoint Platform, you will need to have a Mule server instance installed on the machine. The steps below walk through adding the on-premise server to Anypoint Platform and deploying the Mule application.

Add the On-Premise Mule Server to Anypoint Platform

  1. Stop your on-premise Mule server (if it is currently running)
  2. Navigate to the Anypoint Platform and click Add Server to see the command for adding a server, including the security token.
  3. Setup the MuleSoft Runtime Manager Agent (on Windows, run amc_setup.bat ... ).

    %MULE_HOME%\bin> amc_setup -H 12ab3cd4-567e-8fa9-0123-4b56c7de8901---234567 MYSERVER
  4. Start the on-premise Mule Server (on Windows, run mule.bat ).

    %MULE_HOME%\bin> mule

Deploy the Mule Application

  1. In Anypoint Studio, right-click the project -> Export
    • In the Mule folder, choose "Anypoint Studio Project to Mule Deployable Archive" and click "Next" to create the deployable file
  2. In the Anypoint Platform Runtime Manager, navigate to Applications and click Deploy Application
    • Name the application
    • Select the on-premise server as the Deployment Target
    • Under "Application File," click "Choose file" -> "Upload file" and select the project you exported
    • Click "Deploy Application"

Once the application is deployed to the on-premise server, you will be able to access it from any browser with access to the server. Simply navigate to the server address and port, adding any URL parameters needed for the application.

At this point, you have deployed a Mule Application for working with LDAP objects. Download a free, 30 day trial of the Mule Connector for LDAP and see the CData difference in your Mule applications today.