Getting Started

Everything you need to know to get started with Formant.

    Sharing data

    Sharing a Channel allows a user to temporarily grant access to someone outside of their organization to view a subset of the organization’s data.

    You may share a channel by creating a Share Link.

    A Share Link can be created from a regular channel or device channel and is only valid for a limited amount of time. It also only grants access to a subset of your organization’s data. Only administrators may create share links.

    Create Share Link

    To create a share link, visit the channel you wish to share and click the share icon next to the channel name.

    You will be prompted to configure the following:

    • The time range and date of data in this channel you wish to share

    • A message to show users when they click on the share link

    • An expiration time for the share link

    Click Create Share Link. You will be given a unique link to share however you like.

    Remove Share Link

    This feature is only available to administrators. If you want to remove a Share link from being public, do the following:

    From the burger menu select Settings⇒ Shares ⇒ <Share Link> ⇒ 1588111496830-1588111496830.png

    Best Practices

    • Configure share links with a short expiration window

    • Configure share links with a limited time range

    • Only create share links for channels with limited scope

    • Send share links to trusted collaborators only

    • Be aware that data that is ingested during the shared time range after you create the share link and will be visible via the share link.

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