What is a provider?
Providers contain the connection details to external platforms. A provider only needs to be set up once and can then be used when creating tiles on a dashboard.
There are two types of providers:
generic Web API providers that can connect to any REST API
dedicated providers that connect to a specific external platform and can only be used in their corresponding dedicated tiles (ServiceNow, Azure Active App Insights, Elasticsearch, etc.)
About Elasticsearch providers
An Elasticsearch provider is a dedicated provider that contains the connection details to your Elasticsearch instance. You need to create a Elasticsearch provider before you can use Elasticsearch tiles.
When you are creating an Elasticsearch provider, make sure that the The SquaredUp server has access to your Elasticsearch instance, since it is the server that connects to Elasticsearch, and not your users' browser.
Adding an Elasticsearch provider
- Log on to SquaredUp and navigate to the right-hand menu ☰ > system > Integrations.
- In Add An Integration click Elasticsearch:
- In the service name box type in a suitable name, e.g. Elasticsearch
- Enter the URL for your Elasticsearch instance. The URL depends on your Elasticsearch environment:
a) If you are using the Elastic cloud service, you need to enter the endpoint URL, which has the following format:
https://CLUSTER_ID.REGION.CLOUD_PLATFORM.DOMAIN:PORTb) If you are running Elasticsearch in a different environment, ask your Elastic administrator for the instance URL and port number.
- Enter the username and password for your Elasticsearch instance into the appropriate boxes:
- Change ignore invalid ssl to on if you are using a self-signed certificate.
- Click Save.