Documentation.

Project settings.

Aside from the specific settings for subjects and metrics there are also general project settings. These settings can be found under the general section in the settings menu. On this page you can find what the settings are about.

General

The general settings apply for each and every person in the project. So, changing the Theme will result in a Dark or Light theme for everyone. This is what you can set:

Field Description
Name The name of the project so you can easily find it among your list of projects.
Timezone The timezone of the project. Be aware that dates are always displayed in the timezone of the project which might differ from the timezone of your computer.
Description (optional) You can add a description to tell (new) project members what your project is about.
Theme You can choose a Dark or Light theme, cool right?

Leave project

You can remove yourself as a member of the project. Be aware of the fact that you will lose access to the project right after you’ve hit the button ‘Leave project.’ If you want back in, you will need someone else to invite you to the project.

Transfer project

This action can only be executed by the Owner of the project. As an owner of the project, you can transfer the project to someone else within the project. Especially useful when want to give someone else responsibility for the project when you are on a holiday or a well-deserved sabbatical of 3 months.

Remove project

This action can only be executed by the Owner of the project. As an owner of the project, you can remove the project and all its resources. This is a dangerous action, so be very, very, very careful with this action.

Here is an example of the General settings of the Blockbax Playground project:

Project settings

Members

Member management empowers you to keep an eye on the people who have access to your project. There is one page from where you can easily invite new people for your project, change roles for your project members and remove an account from the project.

The roles defined

Role Permissions
Owner Full access.
Administrator Full access but no possibility to remove a project or transfer ownership.
Expert Read-only, with only write access to event triggers and own notification settings. No access to project settings and usage.
Observer Read-only, with only write access to own notification settings. No access to project settings and usage.

Subject permissions

For the observer role, it is possible to specify the subjects a member has access to. Be aware that an observer will see all the metrics and triggers, so also the ones that are not active for the subject(s) he is allowed to see. Notifications will only be send for an event that belongs to a subject that you have access to.

Here you see a Blockbaxer adding a observer with specific subject permissions to a project :

Adding a member

Properties

Properties can be used to label subjects. This is what you need to configure when adding or editing a property:

Attribute Description
Name Give the property a descriptive name so you can easily recognize and find it.
Type Choose whether the value of the property is text or number(s).
Values Provide pre-defined values or let project members come up with values they want.

Access tokens

Access tokens are needed to authenticate with our APIs. You can easily create one by giving the token a descriptive name to easily recognize and find it. Next, you can set the permission to constrain the person or system on what it can do with your data. Once created, you have to copy the token information and use it straight away, because you won’t be able to see it again.

Permissions Description
Full access Full access, the token can be used to read and write all data
Measurement writer Partly access, the token can be used to write new measurements.
Read only Read-only, the token can be used to read the data.

Like the members permissions, it is possible to specify the subjects where the Measurement writer and Read-only token have access to.

Here you see a Blockbaxer creating an access token with specific subject permissions.

Creating access token

Webhooks

Webhooks are developed to send events to other systems in real-time. You can see it as a reversed API: provide your endpoint and the platform makes sure you get the events you are interested in once they occur. The following information needs to be present to make use of the webhook.

General information

Field Description
State Active or Inactive
Name A descriptive name to recognize and find your webhook
Endpoint The URL where the platform needs to POST the events to.
Authorization header Provide an optional header to authorize the webhook for your external system

Event levels

Here you can select the event levels for which the webhook should be called. For example, you might only want to see Problem and Warning events being send to your external system.

Event triggers

Here you have some filter options to only have the webhook called for certain event triggers.

Subjects

Here you have some filter options to only have the webhook called for certain subjects.

The structure of the JSON message that is sent to the endpoint can be found in the integrations section of the docs.

Configuring webhooks