Content sources overviewedit

Workplace Search can ingest data from many different content sources. A content source is an application like GitHub, Google Drive, or Dropbox. You can also build your own Custom sources. A Custom API Source can send any data you’d like into Workplace Search via a first party API client.

Private vs. Public Sourcesedit

An organization can setup sources that the whole organization can use. These are called public sources. An individual can setup their own sources that only they can use. These are called private sources.

Your organization can add their staple applications and each person can bring additional things that are relevant to them. This keeps everything tidy and flexible. Everyone can further curate their own unique search experience.

OAuth: Third Party Content Sourcesedit

Each source must configure an OAuth Connector before it can be added or removed from Workplace Search. Within the administrative dashboard, click Settings within the sidebar.

Navigate to Content Source Connectors:

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Figure 12. Looking for Content Sources

Each Connector has its own guide to help you get started:

Add a Content Sourceedit

Once you have an OAuth Connector for your content source, you’ll need to "add" the source to your organization. Within the administrative dashboard, click Sources from the sidebar:

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Figure 13. Content Sources in the sidebar

Select a content source, then click Add:

A list of all the available content sources. Custom API has a blue sphere.
Figure 14. Adding a source

That’s it! You can now assign groups. Read more within the Administrative tools guide.