CygNet Bridge API provides web-based access to CygNet data. See Eric's post for an overview of the debut Bridge API release. With the latest version, we've added many new features. We've added the ability to retrieve and acknowledge alarms, send and retrieve device data group transactions, send commands, and more. But the new feature I want to tell you about today is two-factor authentication (TFA).
TFA allows you to add an extra layer of security to your CygNet Bridge API. Instead of only requiring the user's login credentials for authentication, TFA requires the user to additionally provide a temporary 6-digit code that is generated by an authenticator app on their phone. See this video demonstrating how it works for the user.
I’m not sure how many of you noticed, but with the arrival of CygNet 8.1.3 came a fresh face in town to help with all your API woes (well, some of them anyway). Our first round of .NET API assemblies were unleashed into the world to bring hope and joy to all who write their own integration applications on top of the CygNet system.
Up until this point, you’ve had a couple of different tools at your disposal. CygNet ODBC, the COM scripting API, and the Enterprise Integration Suite are some of the different options you have to select from when you want to build an application to interact with CygNet. Each of these tools has its own set of advantages and disadvantages.