Anypoint Exchange FAQ

  • What is the Anypoint Exchange?
  • How do I access Anypoint Exchange?
  • What can I find in Anypoint Exchange?
  • How do I add assets to Anypoint Exchange that are private to my organization?
  • What is the difference between the levels of connectors in Anypoint Exchange?
  • Can I trust Community Connectors?
  • How do I install connectors?
  • Who provides support for my connectors?
  • Where can I find more information about the connector development program?
  • Are there any requirements for the connectors I build?
  • Why build a connector for MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform?
  • What resources are available for me to build my own connector?
  • How do I submit my connector to the Exchange?
  • How will my connector be reviewed before it is added on Anypoint Exchange
  • How can my connector become MuleSoft Certified?

  • What is the Anypoint Exchange?

    Anypoint Exchange is home to integration best practices with comprehensive assets and features that allow you to:

    • Find and access hundreds of connectors, templates, examples and RAMLs
    • Publish and market your own connectors
    • Add assets (connectors, design patterns, etc.) that private to your organization

    How do I access Anypoint Exchange?

    You can access the Exchange by:

    • Visiting mulesoft.com/exchange
    • Logging into anypoint.mulesoft.com, and clicking on Exchange in the toolbar
    • Clicking the below icon in the Anypoint Studio toolbar


    What can I find in Anypoint Exchange?

    You can find the complete listing of connectors, templates, examples and RAMLs for Anypoint Platform.

    • Connectors refer to either application connectors or generic connectors.
      • Application connectors provide packaged connectivity to a particular application.
      • Generic connectors include transport, database and protocol connectors (e.g. Database, HTTP, File, FTP, SMTP) that can be used to connect to any application.
    • Templates are packaged integration patterns that address common use cases, built on best practices.
    • Examples provide a step-by-step guide on accomplishing tasks or leveraging features within Anypoint Studio.
    • RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML) is a simple and succinct way of describing practically-RESTful APIs. When leveraged with the HTTP Connector, RAMLs provide quick connectivity to REST APIs.

    How do I add assets to Anypoint Exchange that are private to my organization?

    A step-by-step guide on setting up your organization’s Anypoint Exchange can be found here. For a demo of the set-up process, check out the Anypoint Exchange webinar.


    What is the difference between the levels of connectors in Anypoint Exchange?

    Connector levels

    Developed by

    Security reviewed

    MuleSoft certification review

    Support

    Community Connectors

    Partner/ Developer/ MuleSoft

    Yes

    No

    Support policy

    Standard Connectors

    MuleSoft

    Yes

    No

    Support policy

    Select Connectors - Apps

    MuleSoft

    Yes

    Yes

    Support policy

    Select Connectors - Generic
    (transport, database, protocol)

    MuleSoft

    Yes

    Yes

    Support policy

    Premium Connectors

    MuleSoft

    Yes

    Yes

    Support policy

    MuleSoft Certified Connectors

    MuleSoft

    Yes

    Yes

    Full support guaranteed by partner/developer


    Can I trust Community Connectors?

    Yes, all connectors that are in Anypoint Exchange have been thoroughly tested and security reviewed.


    How do I install connectors?

    To install a connector, open Anypoint Studio, and click on the following button to open Anypoint Exchange:

    Search for the connector you are looking for and download the connector version.

    For Premium Connectors, the connector can be used for development purposes, but it will require additional license entitlements to run in a production environment. Contact your sales contact or info@mulesoft.com for more information.

    For partner-developed Community Connectors or MuleSoft Certified Connectors requiring a fee, please contact the partner directly.


    Who provides support for my connectors?

    For all MuleSoft connectors, please contact MuleSoft’s support. For partner-developed connectors, please contact the partner directly and their information is available on the connector page in the Exchange.


    Where can I find more information about the connector development program?

    Visit this page for more information on the program.


    Are there any requirements for the connectors I build?

    • The connector must be a fully-functional, production-ready, application connector.
    • Code must be ready for deployment into a CI environment.
    • Connector must only use libraries that are open source or owned by you.
    • Documentation must be ready for review
    • If a similar connector already exists on mulesoft.com/exchange, you can still submit your connector provided that the connector is a Community, Standard, Select, or MuleSoft Certified Connector. You must be able to prove you are providing additional or enhanced features to what currently exists.

    Why build a connector for MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform?

    Increase sales

    • Lead generation: Simplify the process of selling to the MuleSoft install base
    • Develop once, resell to multiple customers

    Marketing

    • Page for your connector in Anypoint Exchange
    • Featured in Anypoint Exchange Newsletter
    • Increased awareness and adoption of your connector

    Product insights

    • Product roadmap: Be the first to learn about our updates and gain visibility into our updates and releases.
    • Accessibility and ease of use: Users can download and use directly from Anypoint Studio without any barriers

    What resources are available for me to build my own connector?

    For detailed information on using our SDK, Anypoint Connector Devkit, check out our documentation. You can also view our webinar on getting started with DevKit, or take a deep-dive training course on connector development.

    If you’d like to submit your connector for certification, you can also refer to the following best practices:


    How do I submit my connector to the Exchange?

    To submit your connector, fill out this form and we will respond with more information.


    How will my connector be reviewed before it is added on Anypoint Exchange?

    We will conduct the following during our review process:

    • Security review
    • Artifact review: Completion and accuracy of all artifacts
    • Connector and documentation review
    • Sanity tests on ESB 3.6.1 and CloudHub
    • Demo projects execution

    How can my connector become MuleSoft Certified?

    Once your connector is approved as a Community Connector, it will be published on the Anypoint Exchange and available for all users. Once you have more than 3 deployments and happy users, we will invite you to become certified and provide you with the next steps.

    If you have not been invited, but want to submit your connector to be MuleSoft Certified, please reach out to us at connectors-certification@mulesoft.com.