The Blink Admin Portal 👉 https://admin.joinblink.com/ is where organisational admins can manage every aspect of their Blink instance.
It's clearly laid out and has little learning curve so you can get going straight away, but here are the top five things you should do on day one to get to know it better!
1. Brand Blink in your own image.
Make sure that you 👉 add your own company logo and then check that 👉 you're happy with your company name. Your logo will appear in place of the Blink icon at the bottom of everyones navigation bar, adding one really helps make Blink feel familiar to your employees.
If you're on a premium plan you can change the colours used in Blink to further brand it. If you're only on a trial or are using our free plan, 👉 drop us a line and we can brand it for you - we usually get to this in 24-48 hours!
2. Choose your authentication mechanism
Scroll down to Account and Security and pick Authentication. Here you can change how your users log into Blink.
By default we send everyone a one time password direct to their email address every time they need to log in. If you prefer you can choose to let your users set a password, log in with O365 or GSuite credentials (should you already use these) or link directly to your existing AD with SAML.
3. Review and manage your users and teams
Under the User Management heading click Users to browse through the people in your organisation. Here you can edit user details, reset passwords and grant & revoke admin privileges.
Use the tabs at the top to see users that have been disabled and to view all pending invites.
Take a look at the Invite page to see how to 👉 bulk onboard your whole organisation at once or invite employees that don't have a digital presence or corporate email address.
4. Create some shortcuts
Shortcuts are a great way to share links to external services and urls across an organisation. Fro example links to external payroll systems or HR documents that you haven't yet integrated with Blink.
5. Configure some integrations
Some of Blinks integrations require configuration before your employees can choose to add them to their feeds. Head into the Integrations page under the Applciations and Feed menu to enable Salesforce, ServiceNow and JIRA for your workforce.