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Jelastic module for HostBill allows to integrate Jelastic platform into HostBill billing and support system. Thanks to this module you can bill customers for Jelastic usage in HostBill and automatically issue refill invoices. With HostBill automation you can also create a HostBill account on trial upgrade in Jelastic and create a Jelastic account upon HostBill signup. HostBill module enables end-clients single sign on and login to Jelastic from HostBill client area. Admin area allows to manage billing information and control access and appearance of client panel features.

Activating the module

  1. If the module is included in your HostBill edition you can download it from your client portal.
  2. If the module is not included in your HostBill edition you can purchase it from our marketplace and then download it from the client area.
  3. Once you download the module extract it in the main HostBill directory.
  4. Go to Settings → Modules → Hosting Modules, find and activate Jelastic module

Connecting HostBill with Jelastic

  1. Proceed to Settings → Apps → Add new App
  2. From Applications list select Jelastic 
  3. Enter:
    • API Entry Point URL to the Jelastic dashboard, for example https://app.{platformDomain}/
    • Jelastic Login email of the administrative user in Jelastic; this user has to be added via Jelastic Cluster Admin Panel → Access Control with admin role
    • Jelastic Password password of the administrative user in Jelastic
    • Appstore URL URL to the Jelastic appstore, for example https://appstore.{platformDomain}/
    • User of the plugin username set in Jelastic Cluster Admin Panel → System Settings (Expert Mode) → jbilling → external.billing.login
    • Password of the plugin user password set in Jelastic Cluster Admin Panel → System Settings (Expert Mode) → jbilling → external.billing.password 
    • Sign up Key sign up API key set in Jelastic Cluster Admin Panel → System Settings (Expert Mode) → common → signup.api.key
    • Jelastic product group product order page with Jelastic recharge cards
    • Create client account in Jelastic - when this option is selected, creating an account in HostBill will create an account in Jelastic. Note: The product must be connected to the App in Connect with App
    • Jelastic currency currency used in Jelastic
    • Invoice expire timeout - timeout in days, which will be used for expiring post-paid invoices
    • VAT number field name - variable name of the custom field for clients VAT number
    • Reverse charge sets invoice VAT rate to 0%, if both company and client are from EU
    • Default payment method default payment method for the post-paid invoices
    • Refill balance using payment methodsallow to refill balance using existing payment methods 
    • Include Taxadd tax amount to the invoice of Jelastic user
    • Fund Jelastic account when order is accepted check the box to fund Jelastic account when an order is accepted (otherwise it will be funded after invoice payment)
    • Don't generate orders during each recurring refill check the box to stop generating orders and create new client products during each recurring refill. Only invoices will be generated if a customer has at least 1 active Jelastic refill order/product with the same amount
    • Apply credits to pay invoicescheck the box to apply current credits of customers to pay invoices. Credits will be applied only if they cover a full invoice amount
    • Link accounts check the box to link a HostBill user account with an existing Jelastic user account
    • Enable https for SSO check the box to enable HTTPS protocol for SSO
    • Default trial group default trial group set in Jelastic Cluster Admin Panel → Groups → Trial Groups. Default value 'trial'
    • Default billing group default billing group set in Jelastic Cluster Admin Panel → Groups → Billing Groups. Default value 'billing'

      4. Verify entered credentials by clicking Test Connection to check if HostBill can connect. 
      5. Save Changes

Jelastic Configuration

Parameters that need to be configured in Jelastic Cluster Admin Panel:

  • Go to System Settings (Expert mode) → jbilling and set:
    • billing.type - CEBI
    • external.billing.url - https://{hostbill_url}/includes/modules/Hosting/jelastic/callback.php?action=
    • external.billing.login - the value from the User of the plugin field in Apps Connections
    • external.billing.password - the value from the Password of the plugin field in Apps Connections
    • billing.zero_bonus_becoming_commercial - false
    • external.billing.plugin.json.config - json list of maps. Each map includes parameters of 1 Jelastic plugin. 1 Jelastic plugin can correspond to 1 payment system
      • type - always cebi
      • jbilName - HostBill payment gateway id
      • externalName - HostBill payment gateway name
      • canRemember - set to false if plugin doesn’t remember used payment methods and cannot associate them with concrete users
  • Go to System Settings (Expert mode) → common and set:
    • signup.activation.enabled - false
    • signup.enabled - true
    • signup.verification.method - NONE

The exact value of the external.billing.url parameter can be found in the description of the Jelastic module (in Settings → Modules → Hosting Modules → Jelastic)

Example of the value of the external.billing.plugin.json.config parameter
         "canRemember": true

Payment gateway ID can be checked in Settings → Modules → Payment Modules. Module ID will appear next to its filename

  • In Jelastic Cluster Admin Panel → System Settings → User Interface set the option:
    • SHOW_ZERO_TAX - false
    • AUTOREFILL_ENABLED - true/false (respectively to your preference)

  • In Jelastic Cluster Admin Panel → Billing → Recharge card you should add the recharge card
    •  External card id - the option must contain the Jelastic product ID. You can check the product ID by going into product configuration in Direct Cart Link

Order page configuration

In the Jelastic product group field in Apps Connections, set the order page that will be assigned to the module. To do this, create a new Order Page with the Order Type option set to Other Services. More information on creating an order page can be found here.

After creating Order Page, create products that will be available in Jelastic. More information on creating an products can be found here. The created products do not have to be connected to any module in the Connection with App tab.

Jelastic Dashboard

By registering a customer account in Jelastic, the account belongs to the Trial group. In order for the client to be created also in HostBill, it is necessary to upgrade the account to the Billing group. You can do this by clicking the Upgrade Account button.

A window will appear with the fields you need to complete. Data from these fields will be used in HostBill to create a customer account.

To activate the created account, you need to refill the balance by purchasing the service. To do this, go to the Balance tab and select the Refill Balance option.

In the Sum Adjustment tab, select the service then in Payment Options select the payment gateway that will be used to make the payment. Then confirm the payment by clicking Submit Payment.

You can also set automatic refill by clicking Configure auto-refill in the Balance tab. The settings are the same as for Refill Balance. An additional option is Auto refill when where we choose when the service is to be automatically purchased.

To automatically log in into HostBill to view purchased services and invoices issued, press View Invoices in the Balance tab.

A window will appear with the HostBill clientarea in which the client is already logged in.

Chrome browser

If you use Chrome browser and SSO does not work then you need to follow these steps:

  • Go to chrome://flags/
  • Disable #same-site-by-default-cookies and #cookies-without-same-site-must-be-secure
  • Relaunch

Configuring Client Functions   

In Products & Services → Your Order Page → Your Product → Client Functions you can control what features customer will have access to in client portal, by clicking Enable/Disable next to the given option.
Use Edit button to adjust function appearance in the client portal.

For Jelastic you can enable the following client functions dedicated to this module: 

  1. Access Control Panel - access apps through auto-login 

As well as number of standard client functions, such as 

  1. Change Billing Cycle
  2. Change Label
  3. Change Ownership
  4. Edit Forms
  5. Graphs
  6. Login Details
  7. Manual Service Renew
  8. New Direct Link
  9. Related Services
  10. Service Auto Renewal