A cloud service connector implementer provides the configuration details of the cloud service to CPBM in order for the cloud service to be correctly integrated with CPBM. The metadata required is comprised of many parts. These include:
- Metadata about the configuration properties needed for the connector to effectively communicate with the target cloud service. This will minimally include properties that will identify the end point for the specified Cloud Service.
- Metadata about the resource types, usage types (usage metrics collected by the target cloud service) and filters (used to scope resource and usage types) of the target cloud service.
- Metadata about the resource UI contribution requirements for the target cloud service. This is essentially a list of UI elements that can be embedded in various sections of the CloudPortal UI.
- Metadata about custom security roles that control access to the target cloud service.