Delivery destination options

The Destination setting may display several destination options for dashboard deliveries. Once you’ve selected a data destination, a new setting field appears for you to add specific details about that destination, such as an email address or a webhook URL. See the following sections for information about each destination’s settings.

Email

When Email is selected in the Destination field, a new Email addresses field appears. This is a required field.

Enter the email addresses of the recipients in the Email addresses field. If entering multiple email addresses click the Enter key or add a comma after each address.

Depending on the settings for your Centricity instance and on your assigned permissions, you may be able to send emails to email addresses that are unassociated with any user account on your Centricity instance. These are classified as external emails. The All and External indicators at the right of the field show the numbers of all email recipients as well as the number of external email recipients. Clicking on each indicator toggles between showing all email recipients and only the external email recipients.

If a recipient is another Centricity user, that person will see the option to link back to the dashboard from the email, unless your Centricity admin has set your Centricity instance’s emailed data policy to Send Data Only or the Include links option is deselected.

Emailed deliveries may not exceed 20 MB (for formats that are delivered in the email body) and 15 MB (for formats that are delivered as an attachment).

Webhook

Webhooks are a way to trigger exchanges between internet-based services. With a web service like Zapier, webhooks can let Centricity data be delivered to a wide range of applications; for example, you may be able to schedule periodic delivery of a dashboard to a webhook.

To set up a webhook, go to your web service and do the following:

  • Obtain a URL to which Centricity should send an HTTPS request.

  • Specify a destination application for your Centricity data delivery. The destination application may require additional configuration in order to receive data from Centricity.

The exact procedure differs depending on what web service and destination application you’re using to deliver the data.

When Webhook is selected in the Destination field, a new Webhook URL field appears. This is a required field.

Enter the URL where Centricity should send an HTTPS request for this delivery in the Webhook URL field. You can obtain this URL from the web service you’re using to handle your webhook.

Centricity will attempt delivery to a webhook for a maximum of 30 minutes. Ensure that the destination can respond within 30 minutes to the webhook delivery attempt.

Amazon S3

Amazon S3 buckets are a common way to store large amounts of data. You or your company will need to have created an S3 bucket with Amazon before Centricity can use it.

When Amazon S3 is selected in the Destination field, several new fields appear and prompt you for information about your Amazon S3 bucket:

  • Bucket: The name of your Amazon S3 bucket. This is a required field.

  • Optional Path: The folder, if any, that you want to save your data to.

  • Access Key: The Access Key ID to your S3 bucket, provided by Amazon. This is a required field.

  • Secret Key: The Secret Access Key to your S3 bucket, provided by Amazon. This is a required field.

  • Region: The Amazon services region where your S3 bucket is hosted.

SFTP

Sending results to an SFTP server is a good method to use when your data or visualization is too large to send through email.

To receive SFTP deliveries from Centricity, be sure your network admin has added Centricity’s IP addresses to your SFTP server’s IP allowlist or inbound traffic rules.

When SFTP is selected in the Destination field, several new fields appear and prompt you for information about your Amazon S3 bucket:

  • Address: The URL or IP address of the SFTP server to which you want to send your data. This is a required field. For example:
    sftp://files.centricity.com/Marketing/In/
    or
    sftp://192.168.0.10/Marketing/In/

This example URL ends with the / character. This indicates that the file will be saved in a folder named In. If you leave out the trailing /, the file will be saved in the Marketing folder, and “In” will be prepended to the filename. You must have write access to the folder in which you want to create the file.

  • Username and Password: Login credentials for the SFTP server. These are required fields.

SFTP support is limited to username and password credentials. SSH private key credentials are not supported.

Centricity stores SFTP fingerprints for your SFTP server. If you encounter errors with your SFTP delivery, it could indicate that the SFTP fingerprints are invalid. In this case, contact your Centricity admin.



 

 

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