This lesson will teach you about the different methods of logging into Beekeeper, managing users and working with integrations.
Firstly, let’s take a look at the different methods of user management that are available.
User Management Methods
The first choice you need to make is whether you want to add users one by one manually or add them in bulk. If you prefer to add users in bulk these options are available (subject to which pricing plan you have):
- Excel / CSV upload
Manage your users through a manual Excel or CSV import through the admin dashboard
- Marketplace app
Manage your users automatically through an integration with one of our Marketplace apps.
- Secure FTP transfer
Set up direct synchronization with secure file transfer protocol.
- Custom API integration
Connect directly to Beekeeper by building a custom integration using the API.
Please refer to this Help Center article on User Management, to decide which option will work best for your organization and how to set it up
Now, let’s take a look at the options for how users can login to the app.
There are three options for how users can log in to the Beekeeper app:
- Single Sign-On (SSO)
- Auto-generated password
- Assigned password
SSO provides the easiest access for all your users as they don’t need to worry about yet another username and password. It is possible to combine SSO with a password option in case you will have some users who will not be able to authenticate through your identity provider (IdP). For more information, and to help you assess whether you have the IT resource and skills in-house to set up SSO, please go to our Help Center article.
Of the two password options we recommend the auto-generated password option as it is more secure, and allows you to use the in-app invite methods to invite each user with their own individual username and password.
Finally, let’s take a look at the options for integrations with Beekeeper.
To make your app even more useful to users and drive more daily usage, you might want to consider one of the many options for integrating other platforms with Beekeeper. Integrations many of our customers have set up include:
- Embedding a Beekeeper stream in your intranet or Sharepoint
- Setting up an RSS feed from a social media platform (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.)
Shortcuts are a great way of embedding third party systems, or commonly used company documents, in the app in an easy to manage way. The links can be grouped and access can be managed for a particular audience. You can learn how to set up Shorcuts here.
Go to our Marketplace to discover the ever growing range of HR, Communications and Operational apps and integrations you can use with the Beekeeper app.