SAP Cloud Platform Open Connectors

Mixpanel Authenticate A connector

You can authenticate with Mixpanel to create your own instance of the Mixpanel connector through the UI or through APIs. Once authenticated, you can use the connector instance to access the different functionality offered by the Mixpanel platform.

Authenticate Through the UI

Use the UI to authenticate with Mixpanel and create a connector instance. Because you authenticate with Mixpanel via OAuth 2.0, all you need to do is add a name for the instance. After you create the instance, you'll log in to Mixpanel to authorize SAP Cloud Platform Open Connectors access to your account. For more information about authenticating a connector instance, see Authenticate A connector Instance (UI)

After successfully authenticating, we give you several options for next steps. Make requests using the API docs associated with the instance, map the instance to a virtual data resource, or use it in a formula template.

Authenticate Through API

Authenticating through API is similar to authenticating via the UI. Instead of clicking and typing through a series of buttons, text boxes, and menus, you will instead send a request to our /instances endpoint. The end result is the same, though: an authenticated connector instance with a token and id.

To authenticate a connector instance:

  1. Construct a JSON body as shown below (see Parameters):

    {
      "element": {
        "key": "mixpanel"
      },
      "configuration": {
        "username": "<Mixpanel API Secret>"
      },
      "tags": [
        "<Add_Your_Tag>"
      ],
      "name": "<INSTANCE_NAME>"
    }
    
  2. Call the following, including the JSON body you constructed in the previous step:

    POST /instances
    
    Note: Make sure that you include the User and Organization keys in the header. For more information, see Authorization Headers, Organization Secret, and User Secret.
  3. Locate the token and id in the response and save them for all future requests using the connector instance.

Example cURL

curl -X POST \
  https://api.openconnectors.us2.ext.hana.ondemand.com/elements/api-v2/instances \
  -H 'authorization: User <USER_SECRET>, Organization <ORGANIZATION_SECRET>' \
  -H 'content-type: application/json' \
  -d '{
  "element": {
    "key": "mixpanel"
  },
  "configuration": {
    "username": "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
  },
  "tags": [
    "Docs"
  ],
  "name": "API Instance"
}'

Parameters

API parameters not shown in SAP Cloud Platform Open Connectors are in code formatting.

ParameterDescriptionData Type
keyThe connector key.
mixpanel
string
Name
name
The name of the connector instance created during authentication.string
API Secret
username
The Mixpanel API Secret that you noted in API Provider Setup.string
tagsOptional. User-defined tags to further identify the instance.string

Example Response for an Authenticated Connector Instance

In this example, the instance ID is 12345 and the instance token starts with "ABC/D...". The actual values returned to you will be unique: make sure you save them for future requests to this new instance.

{
  "id": 12345,
  "name": "API Instance",
  "createdDate": "2017-08-07T18:46:38Z",
  "token": "ABC/Dxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx",
  "element": {
      "id": 13973,
      "name": "Mixpanel",
      "key": "mixpanel",
      "description": "Add an Mixpanel connector to connect to your existing mixpanel account, allowing you to create activities, users and download activities and users",
      "image": "https://uxcam.com/images/mixpanel-logo.png",
      "active": true,
      "deleted": false,
      "typeOauth": false,
      "trialAccount": false,
      "resources": [ ],
      "transformationsEnabled": true,
      "bulkDownloadEnabled": true,
      "bulkUploadEnabled": false,
      "cloneable": true,
      "extendable": false,
      "beta": false,
      "authentication": {
          "type": "basic"
      },
      "extended": false,
      "hub": "general",
      "protocolType": "http",
      "parameters": [  ],
      "private": false
    },
    "elementId": 13973,
    "tags": [
        "Docs"
    ],
    "provisionInteractions": [],
    "valid": true,
    "disabled": false,
    "maxCacheSize": 0,
    "cacheTimeToLive": 0,
    "configuration": {    },
    "eventsEnabled": false,
    "traceLoggingEnabled": false,
    "cachingEnabled": false,
    "externalAuthentication": "none",
    "user": {
        "id": 12345
      }
}