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We’re very excited to announce the arrival of API Tokens. Although they’re only available for the limited number of Rest API calls currently available, they were a necessary obstacle before we published the full REST suite – which is scheduled for this year. We’ve also added the ability to view and manage previously run reports, access invoice history, and the expected slew of improvements and bug fixes.
Please Note: We are on track to fully disable access to the old UI in the next few months. Settings will be disabled in v.76 and Dashboards in v.77 (pending a few remaining speed improvements, in addition to those made in this release). Devices will follow shortly thereafter, we need your feedback if there is any reason you rely on the old view.
We recently started publishing v1 of our REST API, which we think you’ll find to be a vast improvement over our RPC API. This release introduces API Tokens and a new REST API token authentication method. This API token authentication method is more secure than Basic Authentication and will enable you to control and monitor which users in your account are using LogicMonitor’s REST API.
You’ll notice a new API Tokens section for Users that enables you to add and manage API Tokens for that user, and a new Role permission for the ability to create API Tokens. Additionally, a new API Tokens tab will now be displayed in the Users & Roles section, allowing you to see information about all API Tokens used in your account. API Tokens will assume the role of the user they were created for, and can be disabled, but not deleted. Given that the token authentication is more secure, it is also a bit more complicated to use, so you’ll want to read our detailed documentation before trying it out. We plan on completing the v1 rollout of our REST API by the end of the year – stay tuned for resources published over the next couple of releases.
Note: we will continue to support Basic Authentication with username and password for now, but it will likely be deprecated sometime after a complete v1 of our REST API is published. As such, we highly recommend using API Tokens to authenticate REST requests where possible.
We recently introduced hosted reports, by which we store generated reports for 30 days. This included the ability to generate reports that exceed standard email server size limits, and to easily share reports with a link.
We’ve added the ability to view, share, and delete previously generated reports from the Reports page.
After running a report, the Generated Reports count will increment, and can be selected to view links to previously run reports. The link can be selected to display the report inline, copied to be shared with other users, or the arrow can be selected to view the report in a new window. Deleting the link will remove the report from the list and from the LogicMonitor repository.
The details available in Settings | Account Information have been split into three pages, Contact Information, Portal Settings, and Financial. From the Financial section you can update payment information as well as access your last 12 invoices.
There has been some inconsistency about how virtual datapoints can be used throughout the application. The functionality has been unified, guaranteeing a virtual datapoint can now refer to any previously defined datapoint (virtual or otherwise). This will be available for everything from widget configurations to datasource graphs.