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LabCollector offers various set-up options. It is ready-to-use (insofar as is possible), its configuration can be easily managed by the super-admin in order to meet your specific laboratory requirements. In the following Knowledge Base, we will show you how to set up your web services API.

To configure your web services API, simply go to ADMIN -> OTHER -> SETUP -> Module Search & Form Options:

  • A new range of applications based on your LabCollector instance can be implemented and developed.
  • Using LabCollector as a backend database, the laboratory can provide remote information in external catalogs, biological resources, etc.
    * For more information, please refer to this
  • LabCollector offers you API services that can help you connect a third-party application to LabCollector.

    • You can name the new API as you like.
    • You can add the operator for the add-on if you want. You can also choose to keep it empty.
    • The IP Restriction is for you to select if you want to restrict or give access to certain IPs. To Manage the IPs you can go to ADMIN -> USERS & STAFF -> MANAGE AUTHORIZED IPs. If you select Yes and save the API settings, it will ask you to add the IP (as shown in the screenshot below).
    • You can choose the modules that you would like to connect to the application.
    • You can also select an add-on option if you are going to use API to connect to one of the LabCollector add-ons.
    • Once you have selected your options you can click on the “ADD” button. You will then see that your API has been successfully set, and a new tab will appear (see screenshot below).

    • Please refer to the numbers displayed in the screenshot above:
      • 1: You can view the token, once you click on the button a new tab will appear (see screenshot below).

      • You can copy the token if you need it by pressing the copy icon , or you can print it by clicking on the print icon
      • 2: You can also regenerate the token.
Be Careful note
If you regenerate the token, all services using the app will stop working. Those services will then need to be updated with the newly created token.

* For more information, please refer to the KnowledgeBase: connecting LSM to sample receiving add-on.
* For more information, please refer to this page.

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