When you configure a connection to a data service, consider the following:
- Network connectivity
To access a data source from Domino, there must be network connectivity from Domino to the source. This can be a LAN connection, or connection over the Internet.
- Package or driver
If you are not using Domino data sources, you must have the appropriate package or driver installed in your environment. There are publicly available resources for almost any data source, and Domino has authored guides to common examples.
To authenticate to your data source, you must store your credentials for the Data source in Domino. Instead of adding them as plain text in your code, Domino recommends that you use environment variables to securely store usernames, passwords, or keys. If you use Kerberos to connect to a data source, you can add your keytab to User Settings > Kerberos Integration to store your it securely.