API Read and Report Only Access:
Oovvuu distributes thousands of videos a day and provides revenue and performance reports on them all. It's too much to do manually, so we ingest ad-delivery data into dashboards so that customers can monitor how video is performing across their brands.
In the event the primary ad-server is the customers and not ours, Oovvuu seeks read only API access to report on the ads and revenue delivered across the video content we provide so that we can pay our content provider partners and bill customers accordingly.
Attached is a step by step guide on how to create the API login and access we require.
Why can't we just supply a UI scheduled daily report?
Unfortunately scheduled UI reports see the below limitations or risks.
- Some ad-servers limit certain required dimensions and metrics at the granular level we report on (e.g content metadata such as video title/id) within the UI, where the API does not have those limitations.
- UI reports run the risk of customers setting up the reports incorrectly e.g. applying the wrong filters.
- Some ad-servers only allow for UI scheduled reports to run for 12 months, which runs the risk of reporting to stop until activated again.
- Some ad-servers will stop scheduled reports when the customers employer leaves the business and their logins are disabled.
For customers that can not provide Oovvuu with API read only access, a UI report only login will be required so we can manage the above challenges.
This UI login should be created under firstname.lastname@example.org