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Connect to BigID

You can connect to BigID and make it available as a resource in Retool. Once complete, your users can write queries that interact with BigID data.


All users for Retool organizations on Free or Team plans have global Edit permissions and can add, edit, and remove resources. If your organization manages user permissions for resources, you must be a member of a group with Edit all permissions.

Allow Retool to access BigID

If BigID is behind a firewall, you must allow access from Retool's IP addresses. Add the IP addresses to your firewall's Allowlist before you create the resource.

1. Create a new resource

Sign in to your Retool organization and navigate to the Resources tab. Click Create new, then select Resource.

Create a new resource

2. Select the resource type

Retool can connect to almost any API or database, and has built-in integrations for popular data sources. Select the BigID resource type.

Select BigID resource type

3. Configure the resource

Specify a name and location for the BigID resource. Retool displays the resource name and type in query editors to help users identify them. Next, configure the required settings.

Custom headersAdditional headers to include in API requests.
Server variablesServer details to include in API requests. Select environment to specify the BigID host.

Configure BigID resource

Click Test Connection to verify that Retool can connect to BigID. If the test fails, check the resource settings and try again. Testing a connection only checks whether Retool can successfully connect to the resource. It cannot check whether the provided credentials have sufficient privileges or can perform every supported action.

4. Save the resource

Click Create resource to complete the setup. You can then click either Create app to immediately start building a Retool app or Back to resources to return to the list of resources

Saved BigID resource

Wrap up

Your BigID resource is now ready to use. To interact with BigID data, select the resource in the query editor.