E-conomic Authenticate an Element

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You can authenticate with E-conomic to create your own instance of the E-conomic element through the UI or through APIs. Once authenticated, you can use the element instance to access the different functionality offered by the E-conomic platform.

Authenticate Through the UI

Use the UI to authenticate with E-conomic and create an element instance. Because you authenticate with E-conomic via OAuth 2.0, all you need to do is add a name for the instance. After you create the instance, you'll log in to E-conomic to authorize Cloud Elements access to your account. For more information about authenticating an element instance, see Authenticate an Element Instance (UI)

After successfully authenticating, we give you several options for next steps. Make requests using the API docs associated with the instance, map the instance to a virtual data resource, or use it in a formula template.

Authenticate Through API

Authenticating through API is similar to authenticating via the UI. Instead of clicking and typing through a series of buttons, text boxes, and menus, you will instead send a request to our /instances endpoint. The end result is the same, though: an authenticated element instance with a token and id.

To help you authenticate using our APIs, try the Run in Postman button below. After you import the collection, take a look at the docs.


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Authenticating through API follows a multi-step OAuth 2.0 process that involves:


1
Redirect URL




2
Authenticate Users




3
Authenticate Instance


Getting a Redirect URL


1
Redirect URL




2
Authenticate Users




3
Authenticate Instance


Use the following API call to request a redirect URL where the user can authenticate with the service provider. Replace {keyOrId} with the element key, economic.

curl -X GET /elements/{keyOrId}/oauth/url?apiKey=<E-conomic App Secret Token>&apiSecret=<E-conomic App Public Token> &callbackUrl=<your callback URL>

Query Parameters

Query ParameterDescription
apiKeyThe API key or client ID obtained from registering your app with the provider. This is the App Secret Token that you recorded in API Provider Setup.
apiSecretThe client secret obtained from registering your app with the API provider. This is the App Public Token that you recorded in API Provider Setup.
callbackUrlThe URL that the API provider returns a user to after they authorize access. This is the Callback URL Name that you recorded in API Provider Setup

Example Request

curl -X GET \
'https://api.cloud-elements.com/elements/api-v2/elements/economic/oauth/url?apiKey=Rand0MAP1-key&apiSecret=fak3AP1-s3Cr3t&callbackUrl=https:%3A%2F%2Fwww.mycoolapp.com%2auth' \

Example Response

Use the oauthUrl in the response to allow users to authenticate with the vendor.

{
    "oauthUrl": "https://secure.e-conomic.com/secure/api1/requestaccess.aspx?appPublicToken=App Secret Token&redirecturl=App Public Token",
    "element": "economic"
}

Authenticating Users and Receiving the Authorization Grant Code


1
Redirect URL




2
Authenticate Users




3
Authenticate Instance


Provide the oauthUrl in the response from the previous step to the users. After users authenticate, E-conomic provides the following information in the response:

  • code
  • state
Response ParameterDescription
codeThe authorization grant code returned from the API provider in an OAuth 2.0 authentication workflow. Cloud Elements uses the code to retrieve the OAuth access and refresh tokens from the endpoint.
stateA customizable identifier, typically the element key (economic) .
Note: If the user denies authentication and/or authorization, there will be a query string parameter called error instead of the code parameter. In this case, your application can handle the error gracefully.

Authenticating the Element Instance


1
Redirect URL




2
Authenticate Users




3
Authenticate Instance


Use the code from the previous step and the /instances endpoint to authenticate with E-conomic and create an element instance. If you are configuring events, see the Events section.

Note: The endpoint returns an element instance token and id upon successful completion. Retain the token and id for all subsequent requests involving this element instance.

To authenticate an element instance:

  1. Construct a JSON body as shown below (see Parameters):

    {
      "element": {
        "key": "economic"
      },
      "providerData": {
        "code": "<AUTHORIZATION_GRANT_CODE>"
      },
      "configuration": {
        "oauth.api.key": "<E-conomic app App Secret Token>",
        "oauth.api.secret": "<E-conomic app App Public Token>",
        "oauth.callback.url": "<Your App's Callback URL Name >"
      },
      "tags": [
        "<Add_Your_Tag>"
      ],
      "name": "<INSTANCE_NAME>"
    }
    
  2. Call the following, including the JSON body you constructed in the previous step:

    POST /instances
    
    Note: Make sure that you include the User and Organization keys in the header. For more information, see Authorization Headers, Organization Secret, and User Secret.
  3. Locate the token and id in the response and save them for all future requests using the element instance.

Example Request

curl -X POST \
  https://api.cloud-elements.com/elements/api-v2/instances \
  -H 'authorization: User <USER_SECRET>, Organization <ORGANIZATION_SECRET>' \
  -H 'content-type: application/json' \
  -d '{
  "element": {
    "key": "economic"
  },
  "providerData": {
    "code": "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
  },
  "configuration": {
    "oauth.api.key": "Rand0MAP1-key",
    "oauth.api.secret": "fak3AP1-s3Cr3t",
    "oauth.callback.url": "https;//mycoolapp.com"
  },
  "tags": [
    "Docs"
  ],
  "name": "API Instance"
}'

Authentication Parameters

API parameters in the UI are bold, while parameters available in the instances API are in code formatting.

Note: Event related parameters are described in Events.
ParameterDescriptionData Type
keyThe element key.
economic
string
codeThe authorization grant code returned from the API provider in an OAuth 2.0 authentication workflow. Cloud Elements uses the code to retrieve the OAuth access and refresh tokens from the endpoint.string
Name
name
The name of the element instance created during authentication.string
oauth.api.keyThe API key or client ID obtained from registering your app with the provider. This is the App Secret Token that you noted in API Provider Setup.string
oauth.api.secretThe client secret obtained from registering your app with the API provider. This is the App Public Token that you noted in API Provider Setup.string
oauth.callback.urlThe URL that the API provider returns a user to after they authorize access. This is your app's Callback URL Name.string
Tags
tags
Optional. User-defined tags to further identify the instance.string

Example Response for an Authenticated Element Instance

In this example, the instance ID is 12345 and the instance token starts with "ABC/D...". The actual values returned to you will be unique: make sure you save them for future requests to this new instance.

{
  "id": 84975,
  "name": "API Instance 1",
  "createdDate": "2018-03-21T16:57:00Z",
  "token": "",
  "element": {
      "id": 11005,
      "name": "E-conomic",
      "key": "economic",
      "description": "Add a E-conomic Instance to connect your existing E-conomic account to the ERP Hub, allowing you to manage all of your ERP activities across multiple ERP Elements. You will need your E-conomic account information to add an instance.",
      "image": "https://images.cloudelements.io/2743_2743_e-conomic-logo201712051817.png",
      "active": true,
      "deleted": false,
      "typeOauth": false,
      "trialAccount": false,
      "resources": [ ],
      "transformationsEnabled": true,
      "bulkDownloadEnabled": true,
      "bulkUploadEnabled": true,
      "cloneable": true,
      "extendable": true,
      "beta": false,
      "authentication": {
          "type": "oauth2"
      },
      "extended": false,
      "hub": "erp",
      "protocolType": "http",
      "parameters": [  ]
      "private": false
  },
  "elementId": 11005,
  "tags": [
      "Docs"
  ],
  "provisionInteractions": [],
  "valid": true,
  "disabled": false,
  "maxCacheSize": 0,
  "cacheTimeToLive": 0,
  "providerData": {
      "code": ""
  },
  "configuration": {    },
  "eventsEnabled": false,
  "traceLoggingEnabled": false,
  "cachingEnabled": false,
  "externalAuthentication": "none",
  "user": {
      "id": 123456,
      "emailAddress": "claude.elements@cloud-elements.com",
      "firstName": "Claude",
      "lastName": "Elements"
    }
}