Partner Gateways provide an enriched view of your vehicle activity in real time. Relevant vehicle data supplied by partner systems can be displayed in the EROAD Depot giving fleet managers a centralised view of the status of their fleet. Container temperature, load weight, job lists and other key information held by these systems can be monitored in the EROAD Depot once a gateway is established.
For each Partner Gateway the Depot will create a tab in the Activity screen where incoming data from the partner system will be displayed. A URL (typically a link to the partner system) can be included allowing for quick access to the partner system to drill down further if required. A warning system using three levels of alarms (green, orange and red) can be set up as required.
Find detailed information on the Partner Gateway API in the API Developer Resources section of the help site.
Proceed as follows to set up a Partner Gateway:
- As a Client Administrator, create a unique API Key in the Depot: Go to Settings & Administration / Administration / My Organisation and click Add in Partner Gateways.
- Complete the Partner Gateway setup screen:
Name: Enter a reference name for the Partner Gateway.
Group/Tab (max 10 characters): Enter a name for the Partner Gateway that will appear as the name of the tab on the Activity screen. This may be the name of the system provider or a reference to the data coming in (e.g. Weight, Jobs, etc.).
TIP: If you don't want a new tab to appear leave this field empty
Link: Enter a URL that will be displayed as a hyperlink to the web address specified
Enabled: Enable or disable receiving data via the Partner Gateway. Disable (checkbox off) deactivates the Partner Gateway, it does not delete it.
Click Save to finish the set up. Depot will generate a unique API Key as an alphanumeric string and display it in the My Organisation screen.
API Key Security Tip
We strongly recommend against pasting it online, forwarding the key via email or committing it to a repository. Treat it as you would your password.
NOTE: To change settings at a later stage (e.g. to change the name of the tab as it appears in the Depot or to temporarily disable the Partner Gateway), return to the set up screen in Settings & Administration / Administration / My Organisation and click Edit in Partner Gateways. Enter and save changes, the API Key will remain unchanged.
- Contact your partner system provider and supply the API Key along with a link to the technical instructions. Provide information on your requirements for setting up alarm levels in regards to incoming data from the partner system if required.
- Once the gateway has been set up by your partner system provider, incoming data will show in the Activity screen.
Proceed as follows to view vehicle data provided by the partner system:
- Click on the vehicle you would like to view.
- Click on the Partner Gateway tab to view incoming vehicle data from the partner system.
- Click on ‘View Site’ to follow link to the URL.
- Click on ‘Daily Activity’ to access historical data from previous days.