Use Cloud Monitor as a data source

Resources

Data Source Type: REST/URL
Authentication: 2 Step Authentication
Sample Query: https://api.cloudmonitor.ca.com/1.6/rule_stats?nkey=[auth_token]&start_date=2009-10-01
API Documentation: Cloud Monitor API documentation
Date Ranges: Klipfolio Date Ranges

Step-by-Step

Creating a data source using Cloud Monitor

To create a data source using Cloud Monitor data, you need to accomplish 4 tasks:

 

  • Start the data source creation process
  • Authenticate with Cloud Monitor
  • Craft a query and enter it in Klipfolio
  • Edit the query date ranges

 

Note: This guide assumes that you already have an active Cloud Monitor account.

Step 1: Start the data source creation process

To create a data source using Cloud Monitor, go to the New Data Source page in Klipfolio and select the REST/URL connector option.

Step 2: Authenticate with Cloud Monitor

  1. Click the Authentication (OAuth, 2-Step, or Basic) link.
  2. Select the 2-Step Authentication option.
  3. Enter the appropriate information and credentials in the field below.

More information: Using 2-Step Authentication

Step 3: Craft a query and enter it in Klipfolio

Cloud Monitor provides many query options through its API documentation.

Use the following URL to generate a session key

https://api.cloudmonitor.ca.com/1.6/acct_login?user=[username]&password=[password]

Enter your query URL in the URL field in the REST connector.

https://api.cloudmonitor.ca.com/1.6/rule_stats?nkey=[auth_token]&start_date=2009-10-01

Note: Replace username and password with your Cloud Monitor credentials.

Step 3: Edit the query date ranges

Many Klips that use Cloud Monitor data need a date range that is dynamic (for example, past 30 days). In this section we're going to change the query from a fixed range to a dynamic one.

  1. Enter start-date={date.last30Days} at the end of your query URL (after the ?).
  2. Enter &end-date={date.today} at the end of your query URL (after the start-date parameter).
  3. Click the Get File button.
  4. Click the Continue button once you verify you have retrieved the correct data.
  5. Save and name your data source.

Common date range expressions:

SAVE!

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