You can use IBM App Connect to pass key data between Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) and other apps – automatically, in real time.

You can use App Connect with CMIS by configuration and data mapping without a need for coding, and can achieve a return on your investment in minutes/hours, not days/months.

This guide is to show you how…

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About CMIS

CMIS is a specification that provides a set of services and functions for applications to work with a variety of file-based Content Management Systems (CMS). CMIS uses web services to enable different content management systems across various platforms, such as IBM FileNet Content Manager and Alfresco, to share information.

A typical business scenario

Your company has recently invested in IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS) S3 to make use of it’s backup and big data analytics capabilities. Your department is using FileNet to store all of it’s data and you want to make use of IBM COS S3 for your new machine learning project.

How App Connect can help

App Connect can help by providing you with a way to transfer the data from FileNet to IBM COS S3 via the CMIS application. You could use the scheduler node to retrieve documents from FileNet and upload it to IBM COS S3 every day at a specified time.

What should I consider first?

Before you use App Connect Designer with CMIS, consider the following information.

  • App Connect supports CMIS v1.1 only.
  • You need to use a Secure Gateway with CMIS. For more information about how to configure a Secure Gateway, see Configuring a private network for IBM App Connect on IBM Cloud.
  • #500x Internal Server Errors might occur with heavy loads. This is due to the number of concurrent requests made to CMIS from App Connect and in the process fully utilizing the link between CMIS and the Secure Gateway.

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