Create Personal Access Tokens, Lighthouse 7.4, Sign in with Google and More

Karolina Szczur

Karolina Szczur

May 13, 2021

Release Notes is a monthly summary of new features, product improvements and upcoming releases.

Use the API no matter your role

We introduced Personal Access Tokens (PAT), so anyone with a Calibre account can use the CLI and Node.js API to retrieve monitoring information and set up automations:

Creating a Personal Access Token in Profile Settings.
Creating a Personal Access Token in Profile Settings.

Before, only organisation administrators could create API access tokens, which created a need to give admin privileges to people who shouldn’t necessarily have access to other admin-only areas such as Billing and People Management. Now, anyone within your organisation can create a Personal Access Token with the level of permissions that mimics their account access level. With the introduction of PATs, everyone gains access to Calibre’s APIs.

Administrators can keep track of and manage all access tokens in the API tab:

API tab showing several API Tokens with their types and creator.
API tab showing several API Tokens with their types and creator.

Personal Access Tokens will become even more helpful with the introduction of Teams. Not only the newly introduced Viewers will be able to retrieve data, but also Calibre will scope everyone but the admin’s access to the Teams they belong to.

Lighthouse 7.4

Our Test Agents now use the latest Lighthouse release, 7.4. We upgrade to stable Lighthouse releases as they become available so that you can leverage the newest version.

New documentation: Personal Access Tokens

We described what Personal Access Tokens are and how they differ from Admin Tokens. We also updated Node.js API examples for retrieving metrics from your account.

Upcoming releases: sign up and log in with Google

Soon, you will be able to create an account and authenticate to Calibre with your Google account. You might choose this method to add another layer of security (especially if you use strong passwords and two-factor authentication) or for ease of managing your connected services directly via your Google account and their cross-account protection.

Your Profile when Google sign in is successfully connected.
Your Profile when Google sign in is successfully connected.

If you have an existing account, you will be able to switch to Google sign in, too! We foresee adding more third party authentication options in the future.

Karolina Szczur

Karolina Szczur

Karolina is the Product Design Lead at Calibre. With years of design experience under her belt, she’s responsible for the comprehensive user experience spanning over product, visuals and content. Find her on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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