Install eLabSync File Uploader to set up a one-way synchronization of local files on your computer to your eLabJournal account. Files are automatically uploaded from any folder on your local computer to your dashboard to attach them to experiments. Use eLABSync to monitor the folder in which you store all data resulting from experiments or install eLabSync on a computer linked to a device that does overnight measurements to monitor and log data output at home.  

With the uploaded files that appear on your dashboard the following actions can be performed:

  • Link file to an experiment - the uploaded file is moved to a file section of the selected experiment
  • Move the file to the file storage - the uploaded file is moved to the file storage for attaching it to a sample
  • Remove file - the uploaded file will be removed (removed files are permanently deleted as it was not associated with any experiment yet) 

Installation of eLABSync

Start by downloading eLabSync and run the install wizard to install eLabSync on your PC. Note that eLabSync is not yet available for Mac.

After installation and launching eLabSync, you first need to authenticate by logging in on the eLABSync application to upload files from your local PC to eLabJournal. Enter your email address and password and click Login to link eLABSync to your account. Please note that your computer requires a connection to the internet and you must already have a registered eLabJournal account.

After login, proceed by selecting the folder of which files should be synced to eLabJournal by clicking OK. Note that eLABSync only monitors the files added directly to the selected folder and not files in subfolders.

After eLabSync has been configured, the application is added to the system tray of your computer.

Click on the eLabSync icon in the system tray to open the application settings. You can quit the application or force direct sync of the monitored folder or open the settings. In the settings you can logout, change the monitored folder or adjust the minimum age of the files (i.e. time after adding of the file before the upload starts).

If your lab uses an organisation-specific login (LDAP/AD/SSO) you must log in using an access token. Start by generating the access token in the web application by navigating to My Account – Apps & Connections

Click Manage Authentication at the eLabSync App.

Access tokens are like one-time passwords that are used to authenticate an external application or device. The advantage is that you can remove access tokens at any time to disable an external device or application to connect to your eLabJournal account. Also with the organisation-specific login (in that case the web application does not have any login credentials) access tokens are used to authenticate external devices. Label the access token and click Generate to create the access token.

Copy the newly generated access token from appeared window

Paste the access token in the eLabSync application after selecting the tab login with token and click Verify to completed authentication. Note that the here generated tokens can also be used for authentication of the Mobile App or the API.