"Notify" API - Read this first!
What is "NOTIFY" ?
Let's say you are a travel agent, offering our insurance coverages along with your trips.
Every time you sell an insurance, we must receive a notification, as soon as possible.
"NOTIFY" is the protocol you will use it to inform us.
The goal is to make the notification automatic.
Should I use it ?
If you are a developer and have full control over your system: it is probably fast and easy to implement this notification.
If you rely on a commercial software or a company that maintains your system: this is not so easy and it might cost you a couple extra €...
In this case, you might want to consider using an existing module on your platform, like a request builder that produces a CSV file with the latest insurance sales, along with main trip characteristics. There are chances the process will be partly manual: contact us to study the possible file formats.
How long will it take me to implement "NOTIFY" ?
If you make a request to your database, produce a CSV file, upload it periodically to our server: this is usually a pretty quick dev, maybe a day or two.
If you are ready to consider "Http/Rest", even for a beginner, this should not take you more than 5 days, including tests.
What are my specific parameters ?
When you are ready to implement the API, we will give you a couple parameters, specific to you:
1/ the sender's name
As you'll see below, it goes into the parameter "SENDER" (or "EMETTEUR").
It will be something like your company or brand name.
2/ the SHA1 key (or login+password)
Also, for security reasons, you will need to sign your messages with a secret key; it is a character string.
Alternatively, should you choose FTP or SFTP to drop your messages, we will give you a login and password to our server.
3/ the product(s) pricing and parameters
Depending on the insurance product you will distribute, you will need:
- its pricing (a simple formula to compute the insurance premium based on the trip parameters);
- the message parameters, meaning all the variables that will compose the message (like "DEPARTURE" for the departure date, etc.).
Some common products are described at the end of this document. Should you distribute a specific product, we will provide you the relevant details.
Help! I need someone...
Should you need to clarify something, ring/email us:
+33 1 74 85 50 50 (ask for the IT team)
Now, you may start reading the API manual.