HubSpot Connector


Connectors continue to be released outside the IDM release. For the latest documentation, refer to the ICF documentation.

The HubSpot connector lets you synchronize HubSpot contacts and companies with managed objects in an IDM repository.

This chapter describes how to install and configure the HubSpot connector and how to perform basic tests to ensure that it's running correctly.

For a complete example that includes the configuration required to synchronize users with this connector, see Synchronize Data Between IDM and HubSpot.

Before you configure the HubSpot connector, you must have a client app in HubSpot, with the corresponding clientID, clientSecret and refreshToken.

Install and Configure the HubSpot Connector

Install the HubSpot Connector
  • Download the connector .jar file from the ForgeRock BackStage download site.

    • If you are running the connector locally, place it in the /path/to/openidm/connectors directory, for example:

      mv ~/Downloads/hubspot-connector- /path/to/openidm/connectors/
    • If you are using a remote connector server (RCS), place it in the /path/to/openicf/connectors directory on the RCS.

Configure the HubSpot Connector


If you had already started IDM (or your RCS) before copying the connector .jar file to the connectors directory, you must restart the server for the connector to be loaded.

  1. Create a connector configuration by using the Admin UI:

    Select Configure > Connectors > New Connector and select HubSpot Connector - as the connector type.

  2. Alternatively, configure the connector with a configuration file.

    IDM provides a sample connector configuration file in the /path/to/openidm/samples/example-configurations/provisioners directory.

    Copy this sample file (provisioner.openicf-hubspot.json) to your project's conf directory.

  3. Adjust the configurationProperties to match your HubSpot application details. You must provide a clientId, clientSecret, and refreshToken. Other properties are optional:

    "configurationProperties" : {
        "clientId" : "daa533ae-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-6e66d84e6448",
        "clientSecret" : "c598a365-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-24b32b6ae04d",
        "refreshToken" : "f37e1132-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-4b9e724ce4a0",
        "acceptSelfSignedCertificates" : true,
        "readSchema" : "true",
        "disableHostNameVerifier" : false,
        "maximumConnections" : "10",
        "permitsPerSecond" : "10",
        "httpProxyHost" : null,
        "httpProxyPort" : null

    IDM encrypts the clientSecret and refreshToken as soon as the connector is enabled.

  4. Enable the connector and save the connector configuration.

  5. When your connector is configured correctly, the connector displays as Active in the UI.

    Alternatively, test the configuration over REST by running the following command:

    curl \
    --header "X-OpenIDM-Username: openidm-admin" \
    --header "X-OpenIDM-Password: openidm-admin" \
    --header "Accept-API-Version: resource=1.0" \
    --request POST \
        "name": "hubspot",
        "enabled": true,
        "config": "config/provisioner.openicf/hubspot",
        "connectorRef": {
          "bundleVersion": "${bundleVersion}",
          "bundleName": "org.forgerock.openicf.connectors.hubspot-connector",
          "connectorName": "org.forgerock.openicf.connectors.hubspot.HubspotConnector"
        "displayName": "Hubspot Connector",
        "objectTypes": [
        "ok": true

    A status of "ok": true indicates that the connector can connect to HubSpot.

Implementation Specifics

For PATCH requests, a connector can potentially add, remove, or replace an attribute value. The HubSpot connector does not implement the add or remove operations, so a PATCH request always replaces the entire attribute value with the new value.

Using the HubSpot Connector With a Proxy Server

If the IDM server is hosted behind a firewall and requests to the resource provider are routed through a proxy, you must specify the proxy host and port in the connector configuration.

To specify the proxy server details, set the httpProxyHost, and httpProxyPort properties in the connector configuration. For example:

"configurationProperties": {
    "httpProxyHost": "",
    "httpProxyPort": 8080,

OpenICF Interfaces Implemented by the Hubspot Connector

The Hubspot Connector implements the following OpenICF interfaces.


Creates an object and its uid.


Deletes an object, referenced by its uid.


Describes the object types, operations, and options that the connector supports.

Script on Connector

Enables an application to run a script in the context of the connector. Any script that runs on the connector has the following characteristics:

  • The script runs in the same execution environment as the connector and has access to all the classes to which the connector has access.

  • The script has access to a connector variable that is equivalent to an initialized instance of the connector. At a minimum, the script can access the connector configuration.

  • The script has access to any script-arguments passed in by the application.


Searches the target resource for all objects that match the specified object class and filter.


Tests the connector configuration. Testing a configuration checks all elements of the environment that are referred to by the configuration are available. For example, the connector might make a physical connection to a host that is specified in the configuration to verify that it exists and that the credentials that are specified in the configuration are valid.

This operation might need to connect to a resource, and, as such, might take some time. Do not invoke this operation too often, such as before every provisioning operation. The test operation is not intended to check that the connector is alive (that is, that its physical connection to the resource has not timed out).

You can invoke the test operation before a connector configuration has been validated.


Updates (modifies or replaces) objects on a target resource.

Hubspot Connector Configuration

The Hubspot Connector has the following configurable properties.

Basic Configuration Properties

PropertyTypeDefault Encrypted [a] Required [b]
clientId String null

Client ID of the OAuth application in Hubspot

clientSecret GuardedString null

Client Secret for the preceding Client ID

refreshToken GuardedString null

Refresh token for application in Hubspot

[a] Indicates whether the property value is considered confidential, and therefore encrypted in OpenIDM.

[b] A list of operations in this column indicates that the property is required for those operations.

Advanced Connection Properties

PropertyTypeDefault Encrypted [a] Required [b]
acceptSelfSignedCertificates boolean false

Specifies whether the HubSpot server should accept self-signed certificates. Defaults to false.

readSchema Boolean false

If false, the Hubspot connector provides a default schema for Hubspot contacts and companies

disableHostNameVerifier boolean false

If hostname verification is disabled, the HubSpot server accepts connections from any host. Defaults to false.

maximumConnections Integer 10

Maximum number of simultaneous connections to HubSpot.

permitsPerSecond Integer 10

Number of Api calls to be made per second

httpProxyHost String null

Specifies the Hostname if an HTTP proxy is used between the connector and HubSpot. Defaults to null.

httpProxyPort Integer null

Specifies the Port number if an HTTP proxy is used between the connector and HubSpot . Defaults to null.

[a] Indicates whether the property value is considered confidential, and therefore encrypted in OpenIDM.

[b] A list of operations in this column indicates that the property is required for those operations.

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