Using the Magic Dash

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Introduction

The Magic Dash allows users to easily create custom dashboards that can be updated with information from a variety of sources.

Example Magic Dash Image courtesy of https://mspp.io/updated-m365-magic-dash/ 

What could I use it for?

There is LOTS of possibilities and potential, but some use cases:

  • Create summaries of your client environments
  • Track errors across services for each client
  • Bring in user and licensing information from your Microsoft 365 environment for each client
  • Store custom fields that aren't available in the main Hudu interface
  • Track system status and downtime across services
  • Bring in more detailed information from your PSA or RMM platform (things Hudu doesn't already sync)

How to get started with the Magic Dash

The Magic Dash is an API-first feature, as part of the "Magic" is that it can be used for almost anything!

To get started, you will need to create an API key by navigating to Hudu Admin -> API.

 

Sending a request to Magic Dash

You should view the full documentation for sending a Magic Dash request in your instance -> Hudu Admin -> API -> View API Documenation.

Magic Dash uses an easy REST API format that should make it easy to send requests in. 

The format looks like:

{
  "title": "Microsoft 365",
  "company_name": "AcmeCorp",
  "message": "Hey, look at me!",
  "content_link": "",
  "content": "",
  "image_url": "",
  "icon": "fas fa-user",
  "shade": "success"
}

Each attribute is covered here:

  • title = Sets the title of the Magic Dash item. 
  • company_name = The name of the company to place the Magic Dash item in.
  • message = This is where you can put a message to be displayed when the Magic Dash Item is not opened. This is the most prominent part, so it should be typically clear, short, and readable.
  • content_link = Display a link for the Magic Dash Item 
  • content = If you want the Magic Dash to open HTML content, you can place it here and it will be displayed when opened.
  • image_url = You can enter an image URL to be displayed for the Magic Dash icon.
  • icon = If you don't want to 
  • shade = The background color of the Magic Dash item. Can be success or danger. Otherwise will default to the blue color. These can also technically be changed with custom css.

 

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