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Plugins are Jitterbit- or user-provided applications that extend Harmony's native capabilities. For example, with plugins, you can add encryption or compression to files moving through the Jitterbit transformation pipeline.
Plugins are executed within activities configured as a source or target in an operation, or from within scripts:
- Activities: Plugins are available to act on configured activities.
- Scripts: Plugins can be called from scripts using the
To create a custom plugin, you use Jitterbit's Plugin SDK. If you are using a custom plugin, you are responsible for the security of your custom plugin.
For the list of currently available plugins, log in to the Jitterbit Harmony Portal, choose Management Console, then from the menu select Customizations > Plug-ins. For a description of each Jitterbit-provided plugin, see Plugins Available in Jitterbit Harmony.
These pages include information specific to Cloud Studio:
- Global Variable Initialization
Plugins can be applied to activities or called from scripts. In either case, all required variables must be initialized in a script before the plugin is run.
- Plugins Added to an Activity
Adding a plugin to an activity within an operation is one of two methods for using a plugin. Certain plugins can be added to all activity types except for those associated with Salesforce or database endpointsPlugins that are available to use with the specific activity will be listed within the activity configuration screen.
- Plugins Called in a Script
Calling a plugin from a script is one of two methods for using a plugin. The plugin must be one that is specifically intended to be executed within a script.
These pages are related to tasks performed outside of Cloud Studio:
- Plugin Library
Documentation on all plugins available in Jitterbit Harmony, including definitions of the required and optional global variables that can be used with a plugin.
- Customizations > Plug-ins
Plugins are added and managed from the Plug-ins page of the Management Console. This includes the ability to associate Jitterbit-provided plugins with a Private Agent Group for use with Private Agents.
- Custom Plugin
Using Jitterbit's Plugin SDK, you can create and publish your own plugins for use with Private Agents. If you are using your own custom plugin, you are responsible for the security of your custom plugin.