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Set Up a Connector for Boomi

If you have not tested this before, you’ll need to have a login created for the Boomi interface: click here.

When you get the login, you will receive a confirmation email including the username and password.

You just have to use that same username and password for logging in.

Naming Conventions in Boomi:

Boomi Entity



a workspace (usually tied to your local machine) that enables users to set up dedicated deployment setups in Boomi


a runtime engine that executes processes


This could be a variety of things. To Boomi a flow counts as a kind of process.


(not to be confused with “Connections”) This is what allows the connection between Boomi and Thru.

Drop-Off” ~ Boomi component for the Source (found in ‘Targets’ in the UI)
Pick-Up” ~ Boomi component for the Target (found in ‘Sources’ in the UI)

For a Brand New Set-Up:

Create an Environment for Your Local Machine

  • Login into the Boomi website:

  • Click on ‘Boomi Basics Demo Components’ (double-gear icon)

  • Click ‘Manage’ > ‘Atom Management’

  • Click ‘New’ (button)

  • Choose Environment - to create a Boomi ‘environment’ for your local machine

  • Give the environment a name in ‘Name’

  • Leave ‘Environment Classification’ set to Production

  • Click ‘Save’

  • Click to select the newly created environment in the left panel

Create an Atom to Help Execute Transfers

  1. Click ‘New’ again

  2. Choose Atom

  3. In the Atom Setup dialog, select Windows 64-bit for ‘Operating System’

  4. Click ‘Download Installer’ (you should see the Installer application download to your machine)

  5. Close the dialog

  6. Click/Double-click the downloaded installer app to start the installation (if this triggers any errors, it may be necessary to first right-click the installer app and choose 'Run as Administrator')

  7. When prompted, click ‘Run' (or ‘Yes’)

  8. Click ‘Next’

  9. When the dialog appears, enter your username and password (i.e., the same username and password used to log into the Boomi website)

  10. Click ‘Next’ and a list of environments (people’s local machines) should appear

  11. Select the environment where you want to attach a new atom

  12. Click ‘Next’

  13. Choose the installation directory (if the default selection is correct, no need to change anything) and click ‘Next’

  14. Click ‘Next’ again to confirm the selected startup folder

  15. Click ‘Next’ to initiate the installation

  16. Confirm the new atom is displayed under the listing for your environment in the left panel

Add a Flow Configuration to Your Environment

  1. Now click 'Build' (tab at the top), which should open another list of the existing environments on the left

  2. Go to any environment in the list other than your own and click the plus button to expand its options

  3. Now click the plus button for 'Processes’ to display the list of flows for that environment

  4. Click on the arrow button next to a flow in the list to access the options for that flow

  5. Choose ‘Copy’

  6. Type a name into ‘Enter Name Here’ to give the newly copied flow a label

  7. Click on ‘Destination Folder’

  8. Select the folder bearing your environment’s name

  9. Click ‘Ok’

  10. Confirm the newly created flow is displayed under ‘Processes’ for your environment

Configure the Connectors

  1. Click the plus button that’s beside your environment’s name in the left panel

  2. Continue clicking the plus buttons to drill down: ‘Connectors’ > ‘Thru MFT - Partner Connector’ > ‘Connections’

  3. Click on the drop-down arrow for the first drop-off connection in the list

  4. Choose ‘Open Component’ to open the Connection tab for the drop-off connector

  5. Now open the Thru MFT interface, if it isn’t already open

  6. Navigate to ‘Flow Studio’ for the flow that will be used in the testing (Note: the flow must have connectors set up)

  7. Open ‘Flow EP Editor’ for the connector on the Source side

  8. Click on ‘Connection’ (tab) in the Flow EP Editor

  9. Now copy the values for ‘API URL’, ‘Storage Repository’, and ‘Site Key’

  10. Paste these values into the corresponding fields in the Boomi interface for the drop-off connector (Note: ‘Storage Repository’ corresponds to ‘Site URL’)

  11. Click ‘Save’

  12. Click on the plus sign beside ‘Operations’ to expand it (in the left panel)

  13. Click the drop-down arrow next to the operation that corresponds with the drop-off connection that was just configured

  14. Return to the Flow EP Editor in the V2 interface, where the Connection tab should still be open

  15. Copy the value for ‘Secret Key’ and paste it into the corresponding field in the Boomi interface for the drop-off operation Flow Secret field

  16. Click ‘Save'

  17. While still in the Boomi interface, click on the first pick-up connection in the list

  18. Follow the same process of copy-and-paste for the pickup connection and pickup operation, but this time pulling the values from the connector on the Target side in the Flow EP Editor

  19. Click ‘Save’

Deploy the Packaged Component
(this allows the process that was created earlier to continuously run on a schedule)

  1. Click ‘Deploy’ > Package Component > ‘Create Packaged Component’

  2. In the dialog that opens, click the plus button that’s beside your environment’s name in the left panel

  3. Check the box next to the name of your component

  4. Click ‘Next: Add Details’

  5. Click ‘Create Packaged Component’

  6. Click ‘Deploy’ on the confirmation dialog, and it will take you back to the Packaged Components page

  7. Click on the gear next to the name of component in the list

  8. Select ‘Deploy’ to open the Deploy: Select Environment dialog

  9. Click the drop-down menu and select your environment from the list

  10. Click ‘Next: Select Versions’

  11. Click ‘Next: Review’

  12. Click ‘Deploy’, and after the process is complete a confirmation dialog should appear

  13. Click ‘Close’ on the dialog

  14. To see the list of current deployments (like this one) you can click on the Deploy tab (next to the Build tab) and then choose ‘Deployments’

Set the Schedule for Deployed Processes

  1. Click ‘Manage’ > ‘Atom Managements’ >

  2. Click on your environment in the left panel

  3. Click ‘Deployed Processes’ (under ‘Runtime’)

  4. Click on the down arrow for the process that was deployed earlier

  5. Click Edit Schedule (Note: this is also the menu where you would go to Stop Schedules or Execute Process)

  6. Click ‘Add’

  7. Select the desired values for ‘Type’, ‘Start Time’, ‘End Time’, ‘Interval’, and ‘Days of the Week’

  8. Click ‘Ok’

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