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.
We’ve been hard at work here to provide you with the redundancy features that you’ve been wanting, and we’re happy to announce that in the new 8.5.1 release we have added support for automatic failover. You no longer need to manually initiate a failover when a catastrophe occurs. If this sounds interesting to you, read on!