Step 1 - Log in to your BrightGauge Account
If you have not created an account yet, go here to get started. If you are logged in with a New Account, click on the "Add a Datasource" button:
If you are logged in with an Existing Account, click on the "Data" menu on the the top righthand corner of the screen and select "Datasources" from the drop down menu:
From either a new or an existing account, click on “Add a New Datasource” and then click on the icon for the datasource you wish to connect.
Step 2 - Configure the Datasource
Fill out the form with the following fields:
- Name: Choose a name for your datasource. For example, Autotask PSA.
- Autotask Username and Autotask Password: Enter the username and password for an Autotask user. A user with API-Only security permissions is recommended as these permissions restrict the user from logging into the GUI. They are provided full access to the data provided without the ability to overwrite the API.
- Deep Linking (optional): If you would like to utilize deep linking, input your Autotask URL. For more information on deep linking, check out the information provided here.
Step 3 - Test Connection
After filling out all of the fields, test the connection to the datasource by clicking Test Connection. If successful, you will see a green banner stating the test succeeded. Save the datasource by clicking Save.
Please note, a common issue we have seen clients experience is with the "AutoFill" feature in web browsers inputting the wrong credentials for the username field. When a test connection is successful, the page is refreshed and the autofill takes effect automatically without the user realizing. The user then selects save, accidentally saving the autofilled credentials which are incorrect. A way to prevent this issue is to open a private browsing window (or incognito window) to fill out the datasource configuration page, or simply retyping the credentials after the test connection and clicking "Save".
Dashboards, reports, datasets, and gauges will be added to your account after the datasource is saved. They will start syncing immediately and typically complete syncing after 20-30 minutes.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask us at firstname.lastname@example.org.