To set up your phone with the Openpath application, first, you'll need an invitation. This invitation can be issued by your organisations administrator. If you're unsure who to contact, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will connect you with the right person.
Once you have the invitation in your inbox, open the email on your phone and follow the link to install the application:
When you've completed the installation, return to the email and press the "SET UP PHONE" button. This should open the Openpath application on your phone and run you through the installation process. There are some key settings that will need to be enabled and you will be prompted to allow:
- Access to bluetooth, which is used to connect to nearby readers
- Location permissions, used to perform secure unlocking
Ensure you enable these permissions as the Openpath app requests, otherwise some features may not work as desired.
When done, you should be presented with a screen similar to the below:
For most users, this is all you need to do. You will now be able to approach an Openpath enabled door and wave your hand in front of the reader to unlock. The application does not need to be open nor your phone unlocked for most entries.
For those willing to use the more advanced features, there are three sections likely interesting to you in this application:
- Nearby Readers
- Remote Unlock
- Guest Pass
As indicated by the name, the app will only display readers near-by which allows quick access to doors close by, when you need them. This is especially handy for doors that require two-factor authentication, meaning you must log into your phone before opening the door. This feature, however, is rarely enabled.