A connector is a Coveo Cloud module that establishes a connection with a specific repository type to access its content to be indexed (see Coveo Cloud V2 Indexing Pipeline). If an item is secured, the connector also extracts the corresponding permissions from the repository, and saves them as item metadata (see Source Permission Types and Coveo Cloud V2 Management of Security Identities and Item Permissions). In the Coveo Cloud administration console, connectors are presented as sources (see Sources and Available Source Types).