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We have requirement of sending data to azure service bus queue from CRM on premise. We are planning to write azure aware plugin for this. But we don't have internet connection on CRM server. Hence my questions are:
1. Is it mandatory to have internet connection for azure aware plugin to execute ?
2. How will I register this plugin ?
I followed this https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg328194.aspx , but requirement of internet connection is not mentioned anywhere and hence I am confused.
Thanks in advance.
If you're trying to send data to an Azure service bus, yes, you need connectivity. It's a cloud service, so it won't work if you can't connect to the cloud.
Hope this helps! I'd appreciate if you'd mark this as a Verified answer.
Thanks for your answer !!
But could you please help me to know how else I can achieve this ?
You won't be able to connect to Azure or anything outside your network without internet access, so that really limits your options.
If you're trying to do an integration with another system, that would have to be on the same internal network as your CRM system. If they're on the same network already, you need to write your own web service to stand in for the Azure service. It could be a pretty simple service if you're just taking messages from one system and sending it to another. Here's a starter on how to write a simple web service: support.microsoft.com/.../308359 Once your web service is written, you would be able to call the service from your plugin by generating a proxy class from the wsdl.
Hope this helps! I'd appreciate if you would mark helpful answers.
Yes, I am looking to write WCF web service. Thanks for your suggestion. But I have few questions;
1. Where should I host my WCF webservice ?
2 Will I be able to call my WCF web service from CRM plugin ?
The WCF service would have to be hosted on some server inside your network. It could be on the same server as your CRM instance.
You'll be able to call the WCF service from CRM as long as you're using BasicHttpBinding and the endpoint address is a friendly name and not an IP address (you can't use an IP address if your plugins are in isolation for security reasons). Here's a nice write-up on connecting from a plugin: nishantrana.me/.../calling-wcf-service-in-plugin-in-crm
Sorry for change in question, But I am able to connect to internet from CRM application server however our CRM is not internet facing deployment. So can I use Azure Aware plugin to connect to azure service bus ?
You should be able to connect out to the bus but it may not be able to connect back to your CRM instance if you want a two-way integration. In order to use the plugin code you linked to, you need to configure CRM integration with Azure (and depending on your needs, configure Azure to hit CRM).
Here's info on how to configure CRM for Azure integration: msdn.microsoft.com/.../gg328249(v=crm.6).aspx
and to register an Azure-aware plugin: msdn.microsoft.com/.../gg328524(v=crm.6).aspx
Once you get those two done, you should be able to successfully send out information from CRM to Azure.
I need only way data transfer from CRM to Marketing (On azure cloud). So I think azure aware plugin will work for me.
Do I need to make any changes in existing infrastructure for this ?
You won't need to change the infrastructure, but you you will have to configure CRM to hit Azure.
If I use azure aware plugin, Is it secure enough for on premise CRM and for connector ?
Because we will be transferring data through connector on marketing (On azure cloud). using this plugin are we compromising in security ?
Can we use proxy to achieve this ? If yes then how ?
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