Specify how users register your endpoint by specifying a provisioning type.
Acoustic Exchange users that want to register your product or solution as an endpoint in their Acoustic Exchange account must already be registered users of your product or solution. Endpoint registration requires the user to provide Acoustic Exchange with the access credentials that they use to access your systems. Acoustic Exchange uses these user credentials to authenticate with your operational systems on behalf of the Acoustic Exchange user to perform actions that the user requests in the Acoustic Exchange user interface.
As part of the Click-to-Connect endpoint registration approach, Acoustic Exchange supports two methods that users can use to register endpoints and provide their authentication credentials.
- Direct connect
- Instructions only
Acoustic Exchange also supports registering an endpoint as a Custom Endpoint. Registering as a custom endpoint is not considered a click-to-connect registration. Acoustic does not recommend this registration method for new integrations. Registering as a custom endpoint requires various API calls and extensive communication between the endpoint provider, the user, and the Acoustic Exchange provisioning team.
Direct connect registration
Acoustic Exchange provides fields that allow the user to provide user credentials and other information, based on requirements that you defined in your Acoustic Exchange application. Acoustic Exchange passes the information to you as part of the registration request.
In the Integration Manager, you can enter static values that apply to all users who register your product as an endpoint. You can also select an option to prompt the user to enter information in the endpoint registration wizard. For example, if you require a user name and password, you can configure Direct connect to prompt users for their unique credentials. You can also define extra fields to enable Acoustic Exchange users to send additional information to your systems, if you require it.
You must provide a URL to receive the endpoint registration request.
Direct connect endpoint registration requests include authentication information in the request header. You must specify the type of authentication that you require.
Instructions only registration
Acoustic Exchange displays registration instructions that you provide. Typically, the instructions include guidance for a separate call to your account provisioning system.
In your instructions, describe the steps that the Acoustic Exchange user must take to provide their credentials. Provide all required links and list the user information that you require.
Instructions only registration does not require you to specify an authentication method because there is no direct communication with your systems as part of the registration request.