Integrating Spanning with BetterCloud

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When integrating a new application with your BetterCloud instance, the overall installation process is consistent. However, each integration is different, and may require varying levels and types of authentication. This article provides instructions for configuring and collecting all the information you need in order to add the Spanning integration in BetterCloud. 

BetterCloud requires the following authentication type when integrating with Spanning:

  • Username and Password (Basic HTTP Authentication)

You will also need to enter the following additional headers in order to successfully connect:

  • spanningApiKey
  • spanningAdminEmail
  • spanningDomainName

*Please note: In order to create a valid API token, you must use a Google Super Admin or Spanning Super Admin account.

Username and Password

The username and password of the account you are using to connect to Spanning.

API Key

In order to add the Spanning integration you will need to enter a valid API key, or API token. To create a Spanning API token please carry out the following steps:

Click on “Settings” in the left menu.

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Scroll down to the API Token section and click “Generate API Token.”

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Be sure to copy the token that you have created, and enter it in the spanningApiKey field in the integration’s configuration. Be sure to copy it as soon as you create it, because it will not be visible again.

Admin Email

Under the spanningAdminEmail field, enter the email address of the account that you used to create your API key.

Domain Name

Your domain name is available in the top right corner of your screen after logging into Spanning.

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Make sure you have not selected a specific user from the dropdown, and just have the domain selected.

Once you have successfully added the integration, your API key, domain name, and admin email and password can be updated from your integration’s configuration at any time.

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