An HTTP connection enables a package to access a Web server by using HTTP to send or receive files. The Web Service task that SQL Server Integration Services includes uses this connection manager.
When you add an HTTP connection manager to a package, Integration Services creates a connection manager that will resolve to an HTTP connection at run time, sets the connection manager properties, and adds the connection manager to the Connections collection on the package.
The ConnectionManagerType property of the connection manager is set to HTTP.
You can configure the HTTP connection manager the following ways:
Use credentials. If the connection manager uses credentials, its properties include the user name, password, and domain.
The HTTP connection manager supports only anonymous authentication and basic authentication. It does not support Windows Authentication.
Use a client certificate. If the connection manager uses a client certificate, its properties include the certificate name.
Provide a time-out for connecting to the server and a chunk size for writing data.
Use a proxy server. The proxy server can also be configured to use credentials and to bypass the proxy server and use local addresses instead.
Configuration of the HTTP Connection Manager
You can set properties through SSIS Designer or programmatically.
For more information about the properties that you can set in SSIS Designer, click one of the following topics:
For information about configuring a connection manager programmatically, see ConnectionManager.