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Manage optional features

Matillion ETL has a number of preview, incubating, or deprecated features that you can turn on or off at your own discretion. To manage these features:

  1. Click Admin.
  2. Click Manage Optional Features.
  3. The Manage Optional Features dialog will open. To enable any feature, select its checkbox. To disable a feature, clear its checkbox.
  4. Click OK.
  5. The Matillion ETL server will need to restart before the changes take effect.

Some features will be enabled by default in your installation.

We advise that you consult the documentation for each of these features before introducing any into your workflows. You may also wish to contact support to discuss your use case directly.

Features are described in the following sections.


Select this to enable secret managers for OAuth authentication.


Select this to allow telemetry events to be sent to the Pipeline Observability dashboard. This feature is enabled by default.

This feature is only available for Matillion ETL version 1.65 or later.


Select this to allow administrators to manage which Python implementations are in use. This feature is enabled by default.


Select this to enable access to the legacy Change Data Capture (CDC) functionality within Matillion ETL.


This feature is deprecated as of version 1.71, and is expected to be end-of-life (EOL) by December 2024.


Select this to enable SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) authentication.


Select this to allow performance metrics to be captured. This feature is enabled by default for Matillion ETL version 1.74 and later.


Select this to allow the use of plaintext passwords when configuring components. This feature is disabled by default, meaning the Store in component field in all components' password dialogs is disabled.