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Creating a Logic App
Creating a Custom Connector for Logic Apps
Creating a Custom Template
The Microsoft Azure cloud offers many options for developers who want to build websites and services on Web Apps. Normally, the coding is done using proprietary Microsoft languages like C#, Visual Basic, and others. More recently Microsoft has made it easier for open source developers to use the IDE and language of their choice with support for PHP, Java, Node.js, and Go for server-side code. However, some web solutions may not require a complex programming language to meet the requirements, and that’s where Logic Apps comes in.
This course looks at some of the features and benefits of Logic Apps and examines the kinds of business processes that you can easily model. We will look at the wider topic of workflow and automation problems and then show you how to transform these into Logic App solutions. We will also look at the internal components that make up a Logic App, including triggers, conditions, actions, and standard connectors.
For connecting to third-party SaaS services, or even your own homegrown APIs, you will learn how to create a custom connector. You will also learn about rapid deployment using Azure templates.
- Implement simple automation and workflow using Logic Apps
- Model business processes as a series of conditions and actions
- Monitor Azure Apps, Office 365, or third-party services using triggers
- Connect to Azure services and other well-known third-party websites
- People who want to become Azure developers
- Non-developers who want to build point-and-click solutions
- Solution architects
- General exposure to basic cloud technology
- Familiarity with the Azure Portal
Creating a Custom Connector for Logic Apps. One great feature of Logic Apps is the ability to connect to over 200 internal and third party services. We have already mentioned a few.
But what happens when there is no connector for the service that you want to connect to? Perhaps you're using a software as a service application that has an API or maybe you have already created a custom-written software service on-premises. That's where a custom connector comes in.
In the Azure Portal, you will see a separate interface for creating custom connectors. Once it is created and configured, you can then use the custom connector in the Logic App solution.
Custom connectors can be re-used within your own organization. It's also a good opportunity for vendors to resell their software as a service solutions to the Azure Marketplace, by making it easier for new customers to connect to and incorporate their solution in automations.
About the Author
Derrick is a content contributor and trainer for Microsoft cloud technologies like Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365. He works across North America and Europe to help companies and organizations with these technology shifts. Before that he has worn many hats but prefers to wear them one at a time.
When he is not night walking during his travels, you can find him on a bicycle path or performing guitar solos to an imaginary audience in his basement.