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CloudConnexa Connector

What is it?

A Connector is a term used to describe a special type of Device (CloudConnexa Device) whose primary function is to provide CloudConnexa connectivity to a private Network subnet (CloudConnexa Subnet) or private application server (CloudConnexa Host).

A Connector is an unattended Client application that is always connected to the CloudConnexa for the purpose of:

  • Providing inbound access from the WPC to Private Network

  • If applicable, providing inbound access to Internet traffic from the WPC to the Private Network

  • Providing outbound access from Private Network to WPC

A Connector is configured to connect to any one specific Region.


Simply speaking, a Connector can be considered,  a client, performing a particular function. To connect to CloudConnexa, connectors only need to initiate connections to port 1194 - UDP or port 443 - TCP — so there´s no need to allow any incoming connections on firewalls, Security Groups on AWS or  NSGs on Azure. If it's desirable, you can keep some ports open only for maintenance purposes (SSH for Linux connectors, RDP for Windows connectors, etc).

Who should use this?

The Administrator needs to configure a Network or Host. Connectors are part of Network and Host configuration. Once Connector is configured, the Connector app can be downloaded by the Administrator onto the computing Device that will initiate a WPC connection to CloudConnexa Region. The Profile to be used with the Connector client software can be downloaded as well.

Why should I use this?

Configuring a Connector is required to download the Profile that is to be used to connect a Network or Host to CloudConnexa and make it a part of your WPC. A Connector is required for Point-to-Site, Site-to-Site, and Point to Application Server WPC solutions. For example, a Connector is required to provide WPC access to an office Network or a specific Application Server within your private office Network.

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