Help with: Create separate Test User Account


#1

Hi,

In Ragic there are a number of ways to share information, such as by using publish-to-the-web! My question here is however, how to create the separate Test user Account?

Ragis states
Option 2: Click on Generate link with API key . This will generate a link using the API key of your access rights, hence the users who have this link will be able to access the database as you. It’s recommended to create a separate test user account for API Key usage and grant proper access rights. By this, you won’t be logged out if others access into your database through this link.

I am at this stage unsure as to what kind of account it is that I will need to create.

Your assistance will be appreciated!

Kane


#2

Hi Kane,

When you use “Publish to the Web”, usually you will need to make your sheet public in order to successfully publish it to the web. However, for some / most cases, you don’t want to make your sheet public if it’s private data, so that you can use “Generate link with API key” instead, with this method, you don’t have to set your sheet public, but, anyone/any application who has your API key can log in as you, which is the SYSAdmin, and one user account cannot be logged in by multiple devices that you might be logged out when others (who has your API key) log in to Ragic.

And that’s why it’s recommended to use a test user account (you will need to pay for it if it’s an internal user, or it’s free to add an external user, according to the access rights you need to grant to this user account), with the proper access right that this user can access the data you would like to publish to the web, and use this user account to log in and generate the link with API key for publishing to the web.


#3

Hi Amy,
This is all too clear now!

Thanks for our help!

Kane