Cloudinary is an image and video management tool enabling users to manage, optimize, and deliver images, videos and other media across every device and channel.
Cloudinary uses API Key based auth, a developer-friendly delegated access protocol. Quolum has already connected the necessary wires with Cloudinary. Using a sequence of click-throughs, your organization's administrator allows Quolum to make API calls to Cloudinary without getting access to passwords.
Step 1: Initiate a connection to Cloudinary
Click the Connect button from the Connections card. If you are not an admin, you can invite your organization's Cloudinary admin to make a connection to your Cloudinary organization account. When you click on the Connect button, the web browser will navigate to the Cloudinary login page.
Step 2: Log in to Cloudinary
Log in to Cloudinary using your organization's credentials. The exact login mechanism may depend on your Cloudinary plan, and the sign-in mechanism used. You may have corporate SSO such as Azure AD, GSuite, or Okta along with multi-factor authentication. Once you have successfully logged-in you can find the API Key and API Secret as mentioned below in Step 3.
Step 3: Back to Quolum
Once you have granted access to Quolum, Cloudinary is going to send you back to Quolum's page in Step 1, where you started. The Connect button on the Connections card would now say Reconnect. Reconnect is used to reauthenticate under circumstances where the access has expired.
Under the hood
Using the OAuth protocol, Quolum now has delegated access to your Cloudinary Workspace. The Quolum server, running on Amazon AWS VPC, will be able to make API calls and retrieve feature-level utilization of projects, stories, and tasks. Later, this data is crunched and available for visualization on the Quolum dashboard.
Updated about 1 month ago