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What You Will Learn

This guide will explain what credentials are and how you can manage them inside the Workflow Executor app.

1. What are Credentials?

Credentials are login information used to authorise the user to use external tools via the app. For example using a username and password to get access to your profile information managed by a tool.

Each Command can define which authentication type it supports and is able to request a Credential from the user. Authentication types can be custom defined by the command or use one of the default available authentication types:

Bearer Token

Uses a token issued by the external tool

Rest Basic

Uses username and password for BASIC authentication

Rest Token

Uses a token for BASIC authentication

Rest OAuth

Used for Two-Factor authentication

Rest OpenId

Simple

Uses username and cleartext password for authentication

Url Only

No authentication required. Only needs to know which url to use.

Authentication can require additional information, which are defined by an authentication type. The most common are:

Endpoint

The base url where a command sends its requests to.

Username

The username of the current user

Password

The password of the current user

Token

Token used for authentication.

2. Managing Your Credentials

You can access the credentials the app uses under Options > Login-Data .

Login Data Location

The following chapters will lead you through the different functionalities of the Login-Data dialog.

2.1. Create a new Credential

Normally you don’t need to create your Credentials manually as you will be asked to provide them, when executing a Command.

To create new Login-Data simply:

Login Data Dialog

To create a new set of credentials, simply click the ‚Add new Login-Data‘ button.

The resulting form will allow you to define the credentials.

Login Data Create Dialog
1 Select a connector id via the dropdown or entering the id in the textbox.
2 Select an authentication type via the combobox.
3 All needed information for the specific authtype can be inserted into the fields below.
4 Credentials can be specified to use a specific proxy. This feature is explored in more detail in the Proxy Settings Guide.
5 Hit Save to create new Credentials.
You can reload all available Connectors by hitting the button next to the drop down
Various values might be prefilled from other credentials with the same adapter id, or preset by the requesting Command.

2.2. Editing Information of a Credential

To edit credentials double-click on the desired credential row or select the row and click on the ‚pencil‘ button in the top right corner.

LognDataDialog Edit

A dialog displaying all the information saved by the credentials will appear afterwards.

Login Data Edit Dialog
1 You cannot change the authentication type of the Credentials!
2 Editing the used proxy settings is further described in more detail in the Proxy Settings Guide.
3 You can edit the information of the Credentials.
4 Hit Save to save your changes.

2.3. Selecting Default Credential

Credentials with the same Adapter id are grouped and one entry is always marked as Default. When a Command does not specify which endpoint/address or which Credential it wants to use, then it will use the Credential marked as Default.

To mark a different credential as default, simply click the checkbox inside the Default-Column.

LognDataDialog Switch
Don’t forget to save your changes by clicking on the Save changes button in the bottom right corner!

2.4. Deleting Credentials

When you don’t need a Credential anymore, just select the Credential and click the Trash button in the top right corner.

LognDataDialog Delete

3. What You Have Learned

In this guide you have learned what Credentials are, where they are used and how you can manage them. All the options of the Login-Data dialog where explored which allow creation, editing and deleting of Credentials.

Sonatype Nexus

PAK features connectors and commands for Sonatype Nexus. This means the software can directly interact with Nexus repositories for storing and managing artifacts. Through these connectors, PAK can automate tasks like uploading binaries or retrieving dependencies, ensuring efficient artifact management within Nexus.

Jenkins

PAK has connectors and commands for Jenkins. This allows the software to directly communicate with Jenkins servers, enabling the automation of CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment) tasks. Through these connectors, PAK can trigger builds, fetch build statuses, or manage job configurations, streamlining the CI/CD processes within Jenkins.

Git Hub

PAK possesses connectors and commands for GitHub. This means the software can interface directly with GitHub repositories, facilitating actions like code pushes, pull requests, or issue tracking. Through these connectors, PAK can automate various GitHub operations, enhancing code collaboration and repository management.

Atlassian Confluence

PAK is equipped with connectors and commands for Atlassian Confluence. This enables the software to directly interact with Confluence spaces and pages. Through these connectors, PAK can automate actions such as creating, updating, or retrieving documentation, ensuring efficient content management and collaboration within Confluence.

Codebeamer

PAK features connectors and commands for Codebeamer. This allows the software to seamlessly integrate with Codebeamer’s ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) platform. Through these connectors, PAK can automate tasks like issue tracking, test management, or requirements tracing, enhancing the coordination and management of software development processes.

JFrog Artifactory

PAK has connectors and commands for JFrog Artifactory. This means the software can directly interface with Artifactory repositories, enabling actions like artifact storage, retrieval, and management. Through these connectors, PAK can automate tasks such as deploying artifacts or managing repository configurations, streamlining the integration and management of binary artifacts within Artifactory.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

PAK has connectors and commands for Amazon Web Services (AWS). This means the software possesses specialized interfaces to directly interact with AWS services and execute actions on the AWS platform. Through these connectors, PAK can automate AWS-specific commands, such as launching EC2 instances, managing S3 buckets, or configuring Lambda functions. This allows for efficient integration, management, and automation of AWS resources and services directly from PAK.

Atlassian Jira

PAK features integration tools and capabilities for Atlassian Jira. These tools allow for a direct connection to Jira and the execution of specific actions. Using these integration tools, PAK can automate Jira actions such as adding comments or changing ticket priorities, ensuring seamless handling and coordination of Jira processes.

Git

PAK has connectors and commands for Git. This means it has interfaces to directly communicate with Git and execute actions. Through these connectors, the software can automate Git commands such as retrieving changes or creating branches, enabling efficient integration and management of Git tasks.

Generic Human Tasks

PAK offers you a standard set of commands which require creative input from the user. Enables you to start with automating your workflows, that still need abit of human input.

Generic Commands

PAK offers a standard set of commands giving you the first steps to automate your workflows.

Nexus Maven Command Pool

Nexus is an artifact repository manager for storing binaries, libraries, and artifacts, supporting formats like Maven. Maven, a software project management tool, is based on the Project Object Model (POM) and allows developers to consistently define projects and dependencies. Our Command Pool offers commands for interactions between Maven and Nexus, such as artifact uploads or dependency retrieval.

Artifactory Maven Command Pool

Artifactory allows developers to store, retrieve, and manage binary files and artifacts, providing a
central source for all binaries used in a development process. Apache Maven is a software project
management and comprehension tool that enables developers to consistently describe a project and
its dependencies. Our Command Pool offers a collection of commands used to facilitate interactions
between Maven and Artifactory, such as uploading artifacts or retrieving dependencies.

Open API Command Interpreter

The OpenApi Command Interpreter allows you the automatic parsing of commands from an OpenApi defintion. No additional code needs to be written anymore, just add the address to the definition and our framework does the rest!

Kotlin Command Interpreter

The Kotlin Command Interpreter allows you the parsing and execution of commands within a Kotlin environment to automate various tasks or processes.

Bpmn Interpreter

Workflows come in many shapes and forms. The BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation) Interpreter enables the parsing of worklows defined in the BPMN format into the PAK intern model.

Human Task Interpreter

The Human Task Interpreter allows you the parsing and running of commands within a HTML and Javascript environment. Use this to build commands which need the creative input of a workflow user!

Java Command Interpreter

The Java Command Interpreter allows you the parsing and execution of commands within a Java
environment to automate various tasks or processes.

Core

The heart of the PAK-Framework. Contains the means to run workflows with the PAK engine, but also the possibility to enrich the frameworks interfaces with your own implementations and solutions.

RocksDB Persistence

Data that is generated by a workflow run needs to be saved for short or longer terms. Our solution to the Persistence Interface of the PAK-Framework is to use the high-performance, key-value based RocksDB developed by Facebook.

PAK online

PAK Online is a web based application and provides an Open API based REST API. It enables you to upload workflows and run them periodically or on REST demand.

Command Line App

Run tasks and workflows on the console or as part of a CI/CD Pipeline with our Command Line Interface.

Workflow Editor

With our specially developed editor, a wide variety of workflows can be easily modeled in the wide known BPMN process format.

Workflow Executor

The Workflow Executor is the application to run your workflows. It features a multilingual UI and easy managment of your favorite workflows.

Support

We offer a community website where you can exchange ideas and support each other. For our Pro packages we also offer full support via email.