Android App Profile

To access the Magento store using mVentory Android application, it must be configured with the API user credentials. The application can be configured to connect to multiple stores, by adding multiple profiles. A new profile can be configured in any one of the following ways.

Manual configuration

  1. Open the Android application and navigate to Settings in the main menu.
  2. Scroll to the bottom and tap Add new profile button.
  3. Press back to cancel QR code scan.
  4. Enter API username (always numerical and the same as the customer user ID) into User field, API key into Password field and the store URL and press Save button.

App Profile Screenshot

Automatic configuration using provided URL

A profile can be configured automatically, simply by opening the provided configuration URL on the smartphone where mVentory Android application is installed. A new profile will be created with the configuration details provided by the server (through the supplied URL).

Automatic configuration using provided QR code

mVentory Android application has an ability to read API user credentials from a scanned QR code. App configuration then simply involves scanning this code.

  1. Open the Android application and navigate to Settings in the main menu.
  2. Scroll to the bottom and tap Add new profile button.
  3. Scan the provided QR code.

To create a QR code, first create a new API user, and then encode the user name (customer ID), API key and store URL into a QR code as three lines of plain text. The easiest way to encode text as a QR code is by using a QR code browser extension or desktop application. Don’t use an online service for this, as you will be giving away your login information.

See also: API User Creation, API Access Control.

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