Adding inbound connection support to a draft

You can enable a dataflow to listen on a public endpoint to data sources that are outside your CDP environment by adding inbound connection support to your draft.

To enable your dataflow to use listen processors with inbound connection endpoint support, make the following addition to your draft:

  1. Open the draft where you want to enable inbound connection support.
  2. Add the required listen processor to your draft.

    CDF supports all listen processors, including custom processors.

  3. Configure the processor to enable inbound connections.

    Provide a port number where the flow deployment listens for incoming data. You can either add it as a parameter by clicking > Convert To Parameter to make the actual port number configurable during flow deployment, or you can set an explicit port number when creating the draft.
    SSL Context Service
    Create an external StandardRestrictedSSLContectService for your processor, by clicking > Add Service and filtering for StandardRestrictedSSLContectService. You must name this context service Inbound SSL Context Service. No other configuration is required. The SSL context service will be created during cluster deployment and all other properties will be populated with values generated for that NiFi cluster.
    Client Auth
    Set to “REQUIRED” to use mTLS.