Grant access with Kisi

Your coworking software integrates with Kisi and allows to:

  • Grant access to doors.
  • Link plans with access groups.
  • Unlock doors with andcards.

How to enable Kisi integration

To enable Kisi with andcards, have your Kisi and andcards accounts ready. Then follow these steps:

  • Open your app and go to Settings > Kisi.
  • Enter your Kisi credentials and press Connect
    • Domain. Every Organization in Kisi has a domain. It's an alphanumeric string that can also contain "-" character used to uniquely identify your organizations and required during signing in. If you do not remember your domain, contact Kisi.
    • Email
    • Password
  • Press Edit button next to "Account" section to reveal the integration settings:
    • Access — enable in-app Kisi door unlocking (see "Unlock doors with andcards" below)
    • Visibility — select who can see the "Access" page. Understand and use visibility settings.
    • Place — select the right Kisi place to synchronize all your members (see "Grant access to doors" below).
    • Kisi Emails — enable if you want your members to be additionally notified with an email from Kisi when they have been added to Kisi according to their membership plan. 

Grant access to doors

The access to your space is granted based on a plan to simplify access management and ensure only paying members can unlock doors. To grant access to doors, do the following:

  1. Open Community > select a company or member.
  2. If plan is already assigned select it. If not, press Assign.
  3. Find "Kisi Group" section at the bottom of the "Assign plan" page.
  4. Press Save

 The following information is synchronized with a membership plan:

  • First and last name.
  • Email.
  • The plan start and end date. 

andcards supports Kisi's newest Organization Model API. It supports instant authentication, so users do not need to manually create a Kisi account or sign in. Kisi's welcome emails are optional.

If you add a company member, they get access according to the company plan's Kisi group. If plan expires, individual member or company members are removed from the associated Kisi group. You can also define a Kisi group for plans created on CommunityPlans page.

IMPORTANT! If you disconnect Kisi account from andcards, plans will be disassociated from Kisi groups. If you change Kisi account email or password, your andcards-Kisi integration will also stop working. If you plan to change Kisi account details, please reach out to us, and we will do our best to assist you in a seamless migration.

NOTE: If you grant access manually through the Kisi dashboard, andcards will not override access that's already been given. In such cases, you will see a red triangle next to a member or a company. We recommend using a different Kisi group on every access grant to avoid conflicts.

Kisi Group setting in plans (left) and Access page to unlock doors with andcards (right).

Unlock doors with andcards

If you enable "Access" in Kisi integration settings, your members will see a new Access page on the main app screen. This page allows members to view and unlock doors using your andcards app. Members do not need to create a Kisi account upon receiving the first optional email from Kisi.

  1. Open Access page to discover locks. The Kisi account will be automatically created and/or associated with andcards user account across all platforms (web app, iOS, Android).
  2. Tap any lock to unlock doors.

2FA, geofencing and primary device restrictions are all supported. Unlocking works over the internet and does not require BLE or NFC.


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