Taleo Business Edition Authenticate an Element

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You can authenticate with Oracle Taleo to create your own instance of the Taleo Business Edition element through the UI or through APIs. Once authenticated, you can use the element instance to access the different functionality offered by the Oracle Taleo platform.

Authenticate Through the UI

Use the UI to authenticate with Oracle Taleo and create an element instance as described in Authenticate an Element Instance (UI). In addition to the base authentication parameters, you will need the credentials that you identified in API Provider Setup.

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 element instance with a token and id.


To authenticate an element instance:

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

    {
      "element": {
        "key": "taleobusiness"
      },
      "configuration": {
        "username": "<Oracle Taleo user name>",
        "password": "<Oracle Taleo password>",
        "taleo.company.code": "<Oracle Taleo company code>"
      },
      "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 element instance.

Example cURL

curl -X POST \
  https://api.cloud-elements.com/elements/api-v2/instances \
  -H 'authorization: User <USER_SECRET>, Organization <ORGANIZATION_SECRET>' \
  -H 'content-type: application/json' \
  -d '{
  "element": {
    "key": "taleobusiness"
  },
  "configuration": {
    "username": "claude@CLOUDELEMENTS",
    "password": "<P@SSW0RD>",
    "taleo.company.code": "CLOUDELEMENTS"
  },
  "tags": [
    "Docs"
  ],
  "name": "API Instance"
}'

Parameters

API parameters not shown in Cloud Elements are in code formatting.

Note: Event related parameters are described in Events.
ParameterDescriptionData Type
keyThe element key.
taleobusiness
string
Name
name
The name of the element instance created during authentication.string
Taleo Userame
username
The Oracle Taleo user name that you noted in API Provider Setupstring
Taleo Password
pasword
The Oracle Taleo password that you noted in API Provider Setupstring
Taleo Company Code
taleo.company.code
The Oracle Taleo company code that you noted in API Provider Setupstring
tagsOptional. User-defined tags to further identify the instance.string

Example Response for an Authenticated Element 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":"2018-05-01T15:33:36Z",
  "token":"ABC/Dxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx=",
  "element":{
    "id":6157,
    "name":"Taleo Business Edition",
    "key":"taleobusiness",
    "description":"Connect your Taleo Business Edition account to manage accounts, candidates, employees, & requisitions for your recruiting and human resources processes.",
    "image":"https://images.cloudelements.io/Taleo_Symbol201801182318.jpg",
    "active":false,
    "deleted":false,
    "typeOauth":false,
    "trialAccount":false,
    "resources":[  ],
    "transformationsEnabled":true,
    "bulkDownloadEnabled":true,
    "bulkUploadEnabled":true,
    "cloneable":true,
    "extendable":true,
    "beta":false,
    "authentication":{
      "type":"basic"
    },
    "extended":false,
    "hub":"humancapital",
    "protocolType":"http",
    "parameters":[  ],
    "private":false
  },
  "elementId":6157,
  "tags":[
    "Docs"
  ],
  "provisionInteractions":[

  ],
  "valid":true,
  "disabled":false,
  "maxCacheSize":0,
  "cacheTimeToLive":0,
  "configuration":{  },
  "eventsEnabled":false,
  "traceLoggingEnabled":false,
  "cachingEnabled":false,
  "externalAuthentication":"none",
  "user":{
    "id":175127,
    "emailAddress":"docs@cloud-elements.com",
    "firstName":"Docs",
    "lastName":"CloudElements"
  }
}