Elastic OpenText Documentum connector reference


Elastic OpenText Documentum connector referenceedit

The Elastic OpenText Documentum connector is written in Python using the Elastic connector framework. View the source code for this connector.

Availability and prerequisitesedit

This connector was introduced in Elastic 8.14.0, available as a self-managed connector client.

To use this connector, satisfy all connector client prerequisites. Importantly, you must deploy the connectors service on your own infrastructure. You have two deployment options:

This connector is an example connector that serves as a building block for customizations and is subject to change. The design and code is less mature than supported features and is being provided as-is with no warranties. This connector is not subject to the support SLA of supported features.


To set up this connector in the UI, select the OpenText Documentum tile when creating a new connector under Search → Connectors.

If you’re already familiar with how connectors work, you can also use the Connector APIs.

For additional operations, see Using connectors.

Connecting to OpenText Documentumedit

Basic authentication is used to connect with OpenText Documentum.


Configure OpenText Documentum connectoredit

Note the following configuration fields:

OpenText Documentum host url (required)
The domain where OpenText Documentum is hosted. Example:
Username (required)
The username of the account to connect to OpenText Documentum.
Password (required)
The password of the account to connect to OpenText Documentum.
Repositories (optional)

Comma-separated list of repositories to fetch data from OpenText Documentum. If the value is * the connector will fetch data from all repositories present in the configured user’s account.

Default value is *.


  • elastic, kibana
  • *
Enable SSL (optional)
Enable SSL for the OpenText Documentum instance.
SSL Certificate (Required if SSL is enabled)

SSL certificate for the OpenText Documentum instance. Example:


Content Extractionedit

Refer to content extraction in the official docs.

Documents and syncsedit

The connector syncs the following objects and entities:

  • Repositories
  • Cabinets
  • Files & Folders
  • Files bigger than 10 MB won’t be extracted.
  • Permissions are not synced. All documents indexed to an Elastic deployment will be visible to all users with access to the destination Elasticsearch index.

Sync typesedit

Full syncs are supported by default for all connectors.

Incremental syncs are not available for this connector in the present version.

Sync rulesedit

Basic sync rules are identical for all connectors and are available by default.

Advanced sync rules are not available for this connector in the present version.

Connector Client operationsedit

End-to-end Testingedit

The connector framework enables operators to run functional tests against a real data source, using Docker Compose. You don’t need a running Elasticsearch instance or OpenText Documentum source to run this test.

Refer to Connector testing for more details.

To perform E2E testing for the OpenText Documentum connector, run the following command:

$ make ftest NAME=opentext_documentum

For faster tests, add the DATA_SIZE=small flag:

make ftest NAME=opentext_documentum DATA_SIZE=small


Known issuesedit

  • There are no known issues for this connector. Refer to Known issues for a list of known issues for all connectors.


See Troubleshooting.


See Security.