DigitalOcean provides the easiest cloud platform to deploy, manage, and scale applications of any size, removing infrastructure friction and providing predictability so developers and their teams can spend more time building better software. We offer simple services, transparent pricing, an elegant user interface.


DigitalOcean uses OAuth, a developer-friendly delegated access protocol. Quolum has already connected the necessary wires with DigitalOcean. Using a sequence of click-throughs, your organization's administrator allows Quolum to make API calls to DigitalOcean without getting access to passwords.

Step 1: Initiate a connection to DigitalOcean

Click the Connect button from the Connections card. If you are not an admin, you can invite your organization's DigitalOcean admin to make a connection to your DigitalOcean organization account. When you click on the Connect button, the web browser will navigate to the DigitalOcean login page.


Quolum Catalog: DigitalOcean App

Step 2: Log in to DigitalOcean

Log in to DigitalOcean using your organization's credentials. The exact login mechanism may depend on your DigitalOcean 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, DigitalOcean is going to ask you to grant access to Quolum.


DigitalOcean Authentication

Step 3: Provide consent to Quolum

The next screen after login into DigitalOcean is the consent screen. On this screen, DigitalOcean confirms whether you authorize Quolum to access your organization's data.

Step 4: Back to Quolum

Once you have granted access to Quolum on DigitalOcean's website, DigitalOcean 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 DigitalOcean Workspace. The Quolum server, running on Amazon AWS VPC, will be able to make API calls and retrieve feature-level utilization. Later, this data is crunched and available for visualization on the Quolum dashboard.