Connecting to Continuum

Randall Berg -

Using Continuum for your machine management?  We have an integration for that!  We have Continuum as a featured integration within our application so you can create dashboards and reports.  Here's a quick document to help you get setup with BrightGauge and Continuum. 

 

Step 1 - Log in to your BrightGauge Account  

 

If you haven’t created one yet, go here to get started.

 

Once logged in you have two options:

  • New Accounts - Click on the Add Datasource icon to get started

 

  • Existing Accounts - Click on your name to the top right and go to Datasources.



Now, click on “Add a New Datasource” and then click on the Continuum icon

Whether a new account or an existing, clicking on the Continuum datasource logo will bring you to the page below.  Keep it open as we'll come back to it in Step 3.

 

 

 

Step 2 - Create the API key in Continuum

Now we need to go to Continuum to create the API key.  Their documentation can be found here (you MUST be logged in to Continuum before clicking that link, if you click on it and then login, you won't be directed to the page) but we have it below as well   

  1. Login to your Continuum account. At the top of the page, click on the Admin link.

 

  1. In the Admin page, click on the Integration tab to the left of the screen.

 

  1. Within the Integration tab, now click on the Reporting API link.

 

  1. You'll now need to generate a key (#1). Make sure to store it in a safe space as you'll never see it again.  We'll need this key in Step 3. If you've created one before it will show as a masked key (#2). Try and find that key if you've already created one, because if you get a new key, it will deactivate the old one and break whatever was using it. If you must regenerate the key, store the new one in a safe space and make sure to apply it to whatever was using the key before.

 

 

Now that you've copied your API key, go back to the page from Step 1 and proceed onto Step 3.

 

 

Step 3 - Configure Datasource

You'll now need to fill in the appropriate information.

  1. Name - name the datasource.  This can be Continuum or anything you want
  2. Continuum API Token - This is the key that you copied in Step 2

 

 

 

 

Step 4 - Test Connection

Once you've filled out all of the fields, make sure to test the connection.  If successful, save the connection.

Please note, a common issue we have seen clients experience is with the "AutoFill" feature in web browsers inputting the wrong the credentials for the database user 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".

Once you’ve saved the connection then the datasets and gauges will be added to your account and they will start syncing immediately.  Initial syncs usually take 20-30 minutes.

 

 Signup for one of our weekly training sessions here to get more familiar with the product as well as check out our support forums at support.brightgauge.com

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