Add or Edit a Source Using One of the Available Connectors

Members of the Administrators and Content Managers built-in groups can manage sources in your Coveo Cloud organization.

A source is a Coveo Cloud virtual container holding all items related to a repository such as your company website, Twitter account, SharePoint system etc. This content is searchable through a search interface.

To retrieve your content and create a source, Coveo Cloud uses a connector, a module that establishes a connection with a specific type of repository. A connector extracts the desired data as well as the corresponding permissions, and stores it in your index.

Moreover, some connectors can use different content retrieval methods, depending on where the data is located and how you want Coveo to extract it. Once the content is retrieved, however, the indexing process is the regardless of the connector or method used.

Available Connectors

Coveo Cloud offers a variety of connectors to allow you to index a wide range of content.

Note 1: N/A indicates that the repository does not have a version (e.g., a web page) or that the repository version changes frequently (e.g., cloud repositories).

Note 2: The content retrieval methods of this connector include the Coveo On-Premises Crawling Module.

Note 3: To make this content searchable, you must install the Coveo On-Premises Crawling Module.

Note 4: Some permission systems are not officially supported by Coveo Cloud. A custom project may therefore be required to index your source permissions. Thus, if you want to create a secured source, contact the Coveo Support team.

Note 5: With Salesforce sources, there is no Content security parameter, so the Secured option equivalent is the Users following system permissions option in the Security tab of the Add or Edit a Salesforce Source panel.

Note 6: With Salesforce sources, there is no Content security parameter, so the Shared option equivalent is the Everyone option in the Security tab of the Add or Edit a Salesforce Source panel.

Note 7: With Salesforce sources, there is no Content security parameter, so the Private option closest equivalent is the Specific identities option in the Security tab of the Add or Edit a Salesforce Source panel.

Note 8: Depending on the content retrieval method you choose, on-premises Active Directory permission systems may be unofficially supported by Coveo Cloud or not supported at all. If you use the Crawling Module to index SharePoint Server content, a custom project by Coveo experts may allow you to index your SharePoint Server source permissions. So, if you want to create a secured source, contact the Coveo Support team for further information. With SharePoint Server sources of the On-Premises type, on-premises Active Directory permission systems are not supported.