BCEL1002: Installing BetterCloud


Now that you understand how BetterCloud works and the capabilities you have with each version of BetterCloud, it's time to get the platform installed!

Video Overview

By the end of this video, you will be able to...

  • Understand how to install BetterCloud, along with your first (primary) application: Google, Office 365 or Okta
  • Log in via a service account and go through each of the prompts, allowing BetterCloud access to the scopes required to perform administrative tasks

Why Use a Service Account and an Incognito Window?

A service account and an incognito window are seen as a best practice for installing BetterCloud for a few reasons. First, a service account divests any one user from ownership of BetterCloud's connection. If you were to install BetterCloud with your personal account, then leave your organization at a later time, the connection to BetterCloud would be broken. Therefore, using a service account ensures that the connection to BetterCloud, its Alerts and and its automated actions will remain in effect. An incognito (or guest) window is also suggested to ensure you cannot mistakenly sign in as yourself during the installation process. If your credentials are saved to your primary browser, you can mistakenly install BetterCloud with your personal account.

Additional Documentation

If you're looking for additional help getting BetterCloud installed, these are great resources for you to review:

What's Next?

Now that you know how to install BetterCloud and can get it up and running, let's explore the user interface. The next video in this Customer Training and Enablement series, Navigating BetterCloud, will walk you through the Dashboard, Integration Center, Directory, Alerts and Workflows. To proceed to the next module, click here.


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