To get started, with Liongard and BrightGauge's Integration, you'll need to complete the following steps in Liongard and BrightGauge.

Step 1: Turn on Your Metrics in Liongard

To make Metrics accessible via our API, you'll need to turn them on in Liongard.


Enabling Metrics

Liongard Metrics is a Dataset in BrightGauge.

Enabling Metrics in Liongard will make them visible in Liongard AND in BrightGauge.

We suggest only enabling Metrics you wish to see in BrightGauge. As a best practice, start with Microsoft 365 and Active Directory Metrics.


Access Key/Secret

The BrightGauge integration will require you to have an Liongard Access Key and Secret upon setup. If you've documented your Key and Secret for previous Agent installs, then you may use the same credentials for the BrightGauge integration.

Otherwise, you may create an Access Key and Secret by navigating, in your instance, to Your Name > Account Settings > Access Tokens > Generate a New Token.

  1. Go to Admin > Metrics.
  2. Select the Metrics you'd like to access in BrightGauge and turn on the "Display" toggle.

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Metric Names

The BrightGauge integration is based on Metric Names and will be displayed in BrightGauge as "metric_name."

If you change the name of a Metric used in a Gauge, this will break the Gauge. You will need to edit the Gauge and select the updated Metric.

Step 2: Log in to BrightGauge to set up the Liongard Integration

Use the BrightGauge docs here to set up the integration. You'll find Liongard in BrightGauge's Datasource library.

Step 3: Check out Liongard's Default Dashboards

We created two BrightGauge default dashboards for you to get started: one for Microsoft 365 and one for Active Directory.

Step 4: Let us know your feedback!

Jump into our Slack channel, the Liongard Lounge, to let us know how you're using this integration. We're looking for ideas on what other default gauges you'd like us to build!

Join the conversation in Slack!


Syncing Liongard's Dataset with BrightGauge

Liongard's dataset syncs with BrightGauge every four hours, with a full sync happening every 24 hours. For more information, please review BrightGauge's documentation.

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