Events API for Cisco Spark Now Available


Monday, December 11th 2017

This past August, we announced limited availability of the Events API for Cisco Spark. We’re now making it available to all Cisco Spark developers!


The Events API provides access to user activities within Cisco Spark after they have occurred. For example, perhaps you need to retrieve every message sent by a particular user to comply with a legal discovery process, or you need to know which Cisco Spark rooms someone joined or left. The Events API will give authorized users access to this information quickly and securely.


Additional features include integrating the Events API with your existing Data Loss Prevention (DLP) software to check for policy violations and to take action to resolve issues. Events available for monitoring include activities such as posting messages, sending content such as files, and group space membership changes. You can also integrate the Events API with your existing archiving software to archive an unlimited amount of Cisco Spark data. (Note: For access to events older than 90 days, you will need the Pro Pack for Cisco Spark Control Hub).


With the addition of the new Compliance Officer role in Cisco Spark Control Hub, we’ve also added several new authorization scopes, which give compliance users access to more information about their organization’s usage of Cisco Spark.


Now, an organization’s compliance officer will have access to retrieve and delete messages and space memberships, and retrieve information about spaces and teams.


For more information about the Events API for Cisco Spark and the new compliance scopes, check out the Compliance Guide in our Cisco Spark API documentation.


Finally, a special thank you to all of our Cisco Spark partners, developers, and customers who participated in early trials of our Events API. Your great feedback helped us resolve issues and add product enhancements, making this release of our Events API an excellent product for everyone. Enjoy!


- Pallavi Samanu, Senior Product Manager