Access control system integration requirements

andcards integrates with various access control systems. If you would like us to consider integration with your access control system, please ensure that it meets the integration requirements detailed below. We strive to deliver the most seamless access experience for our coworking space customers.

1. Login

Users need an easy and transparent way to associate access control system account with andcards workspace.

  • Preferably OAuth2.
  • The system needs to return auth credentials with unlimited lifetime to prevent users from having to login frequently (access token without expiration or include refresh token which can be used to keep user logged in for an unlimited amount of time). 
  • A way to verify logged users permission to the site, workspace, or account.

2. Member Sync

Coworking space administrators want to save time by synchronizing member information (name, email) from andcards into the access control system dashboard.

  • We need the following endpoints:
    • Get a list of users
    • Search for a specific user
    • Create a user
    • Update a user
  • Unique identifier must be user email. 
  • If users are added to sites or workspaces — endpoints to get list of sites and a single site by id.

3. Grant Conditional Access

Typically coworking spaces want to grant time-restricted access automatically based on either a membership plan (day/week/month) or a room/desk booking. Bookings can be as short as 15 minutes. Members can create multiple bookings for the same room.
  • Possibility to grant access to the specific user by template: add to a group with access to specific locks.
  • Endpoint to get a list of groups and a single group by id.
  • For time-restricted access (for a plan or for a booking) — possibility to set a timeframe for a specific grant.
  • Multiple grants for a single user in a single group for different timeframes (in case of multiple bookings for different timeframes).

4. In-App Unlocking

Members should have a seamless experience at a coworking space and be able to unlock doors from their favorite coworking space application.
  • Get a list of locks
  • Get a lock by id
  • Unlock a lock
  • Avoiding login for members — unlocking on behalf of user by admin credentials.

Integration Request

Please ensure that your system meets the above integration requirements and send the following information to support@andcards.com:

  • General introduction of your access control system: how it works, how members unlock doors, how administrators grant access without the integration.
  • Potential integration scheme.
  • Your API documentation reference with detailed explanation of endpoints.
  • Your calculations of the market potential of the integration.
  • Your company brand guidelines (for the integration page on andcards application and website).

Our team will review your request and get back to you as soon as possible.


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