Servers

Add Servers

Servers are database hosts running the InfluxDB daemon. You can add one ore more servers referencing different hosts. To add a server, click the “Add” button with the connector’s “Servers” node selected in the main application’s nagivation pane.

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Enter server settings in the “Add InfluxDB Server” dialog.

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Choose a descriptive name for the server (1) and enter the URL of the InfluxDB service (2). If the service uses “https” then you have the option to accept self-signed or invalid certificates.

Select an authentication option (3) according to the InfluxDB service configuration. The InfluxDB connector supports either no authentication or authentication via user name and password. Make sure to use “https” for remote connections to prevent credentials being sent in plain text across the network. See Server Settings below for some additional information.

Verify that the server can be contacted by clicking the “Test Connection” button (4). Finally click “Add” to add the server (5).

Server Settings

You can change the settings presented in the “Add InfluxDB Server” dialog later by selecting a server in the navigation pane. For each server you can modify:

  • Name

    The server’s name.

  • Service URL

    The host and protocol for server connections. For “https” you can optionally accept self-signed or invalid certificates.

  • Authentication Options

    Select an authentication option corresponding to your InfluxDB server configuration.

    • No Authentication
      Use this option if the service does not require authentication.
    • Prompt for credentials
      With this option you will be prompted for credentials as required, for example, when starting tasks that utilize the server.
    • Save credentials for future use
      Username and password will be stored in encrypted form for future use.

    Note that “Test Connection” functionality “pings” the server and if the server is configured to allow pings without authentication then a successful connection attempt does not proof that credentials are correct.

Remove Servers

Remove servers by selecting “Servers” in the navigation panel, then select a server to remove in the content panel. Finally click on the “Remove” toolbar button to remove the selected server.

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Warning

All topics configured for this server are also removed from any task using the topics.