The Remote Connector for QuickBooks is a simple application that facilitates connections to company files from your application. The Remote Connector accepts connections via a lightweight embedded Web server that runs on the machine where QuickBooks is installed. The server supports SSL/TLS, enabling users to connect securely from remote machines.
The first time you connect to QuickBooks, you must authorize your application. Complementing the per-application authentication of QuickBooks, the Remote Connector has per-user authentication. Before connecting to QuickBooks for the first time, configure at least one Remote Connector user.
You can configure users through the UI on the Users tab. You can then follow the procedure in "Getting Started" to connect an application to QuickBooks. After connecting, you can monitor QuickBooks connections on the Status tab.
It is recommended to configure the Remote Connector in the UI, but you can also run the Remote Connector from the command line. This can simplify deploying the Remote Connector in scenarios where normally there is not a user logged in, such as running a Web server. See the Advanced page to configure the Remote Connector when you are not using the UI.
The Remote Connector automatically manages the connection to QuickBooks, but you can configure almost every aspect of how users connect to QuickBooks through the Remote Connector. The following pages outline the capabilities of the Remote Connector and how to get started.