To login navigate to the CivicPlus Console
If you’re not yet registered, you can ask a colleague to add you in, start a free trial, or contact us, and we’ll be happy to help. Once you log in, you’ll be taken to the organization dashboard.
This is the dashboard for your organization. The display shows a list of your Forms, Information Pages, Apps, and some simple Analytics. From here clicking on any of the items in the forms, info page or app lists will take you to that item.
These options are also available from the side menu, on the left-hand side of your screen.
Here you are able to see the application Icon, name, link to open the web app, and a manage section.
From the app manage menu, you have access to the app details, content page, app customization, app user pool, and app-level submission history.
For more on My Apps check out this article.
Forms are the bedrock of your apps, they can be as complicated or a simplistic as you require.
The form list page will show you all the forms you currently have saved in your account, as well as offering you the ability to create new forms. The form list includes a search bar allowing you to quickly filter your forms. It also includes the form description and some useful icons.
For more information on the Forms and Form Building check out this article.
Environments are used to contain and manage your apps, forms, and info pages. Using environments you can create separate areas for developing, testing, and production apps.
For more on Environments check out this article.
Option Sets are a way for you to populate form selections automatically from a list of items returned from your APIs.
For example, if you need to ask your users to select which state they are currently living in. You aren't going to want to recreate that element every time you need a user to answer that question. Instead, simply select the state option set from your Option Set list.
For more on Option Sets check out this article.
Lookups are used to either populate existing form elements or generate form elements by linking to OneBlink hosted or custom APIs. These can be incredibly powerful, from pulling information into a form via your CMS to generating entirely custom forms.
For more on Lookups check out this article.
You can access the API Hosting section by going to the side menu and selecting 'API Hosting.'
This will display a list of your API endpoints hosted on the platform, with the following options:
- Endpoint: The unique URL that represents the API
- Environment Health: The environmental health column will show you the environments for that endpoint that have been deployed (for example, dev, test, and prod). The health is represented by a traffic light system, which measures the percentage of errors over 24 hours
- Green: < 5% errors
- Yellow: >= 5% errors
- Red: >= 20% errors
- Viewing Logs: You can click on the environment to view the logs for the associated endpoint. You can then click on the API items to view details for that particular API endpoint
You can access the Web Apps section by going to the side menu and selecting Web Apps.
This will display a list of your custom web apps hosted on the platform.
- Endpoint: This is the unique URL for your web app
You can then click on the web app items to view details for that particular web app.
The platform allows developers to create their own keys inside the console.
Keys can be created for Forms, Web Apps, API's, and PDF
To create a new key, click the plus button. You will then be asked to give the key a name and to select what privileges you would like the key to have.
The Productivity SDK is an open-source SDK designed to allow developers easy access to features.
Users have access to the NPM Package and NUGET Package, as well as NPM documentation.
You are able to invite your colleagues to your organization, giving them access to the console.
To do this, select Team Members from the side menu.
On the Users page, you will see a list of current Team Members in your organization.
Users are broken up into two categories, Team Members and app users. Team Members have access to the full console. App users only have access to the Apps they are associated with.
For more information on a user, please visit Users.
The analytics system allows you to create and to view KPI style dashboards representing the usage of your app.
Form submissions and API requests will all be automatically tracked by CivicPlus, and for more advanced users, you are able to add custom tracking code to your app to help you track projects specific information that you want to report on.
To view your dashboards, select Analytics from the side menu. You will be taken to the Dashboard list.
The Account menu provides an overview of your personal profile and your organization's account details. Telling when you are reaching the limits of your account as well as providing data retention configuration.
If you need help, we’re just a click away. At the top right of any screen within the console you will see a question mark. Select this, and it will take you to this support help desk where you can create a ticket, and we’ll be more than happy to help guide you.