Configuring API Access for a Third-Party System

If you want a third-party system to be able to access VMP, you must create a VMP user and configure it for API access.

  1. Start the VMP Administrator application:
    All Programs > VMP > VMP Administrator
  2. Type admin (or your administrative credentials) in the VMP Login dialog, and click OK.
  3. From the VMP Administrator, select Users & Groups > Users .
  4. In the toolbar in the Users pane, click Add . The End-User Settings window appears.

  5. In the First Name and Last Name fields, type a first name and last name. The actual names aren't important.
  6. Select the Enable PC Admin Console Access checkbox.
  7. In the Vocera credentials section, in the Login and Password fields, specify a login name and password. This is the information that the third-party system needs to know to be able to connect to the VMP Server.
  8. In the Confirmation field, retype the password that you specified in the Password field.
  9. Click Next. The Push Technology and Licensing screen appears.
  10. In the Mobile Device Access section, clear the Enable checkbox.

  11. Click Finish.
  12. In the Users pane, ensure that the user that you have just created is highlighted.

  13. In the toolbar, from the User preferences dropdown list, select User rights. The Edit Rights dialog box appears.
  14. In the Right Groups pane, select Paging API Gateway.

    Click OK. The paging API user is now set up and is ready for the third-party system to use.

Note: To access the VMP Server, the third-party system needs the following information:

To locate the public hostname or IP address of the VMP Server, select Configuration > System Options. In the System Options window that appears, the public hostname or IP address is displayed in the Vocera Messaging Server Public Host Name / IP field.