Base External System
Data models allowing for connection to external systems.
Base External System
This module provides an interface/adapter mechanism for the definition of remote systems.
Note that this module stores everything in plain text. In the interest of security, it is recommended you use another module (such as keychain or red_october to encrypt things like the password and private key). This is not done here in order to not force a specific security method.
Table of contents
Configure external systems in Settings => Technical => External Systems
The credentials for systems are stored in the external.system model, and are to be configured by the user. This model is the unified interface for the underlying adapters.
Given an external.system singleton called external_system, you would do the following to get the underlying system client:
with external_system.client() as client: client.do_something()
The client will be destroyed once the context has completed. Destruction takes place in the adapter's external_destroy_client method.
The only unified aspect of this interface is the client connection itself. Other more opinionated interface/adapter mechanisms can be implemented in other modules, such as the file system interface in OCA/server-tools/external_file_location.
Modules looking to add an external system adapter should inherit the external.system.adapter model and override the following methods:
- external_get_client: Returns a usable client for the system
- external_destroy_client: Destroy the connection, if applicable. Does not need to be defined if the connection destroys itself.
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