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Data4Action Essentials Course

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  1. Module 01: Overview

  2. Who Can Attend This Course?
  3. What is Data4action?
  4. How it Works?
  5. Knowledge Check
  6. Module 02: Survey Development
    Devices & App
    2 Topics
    1 Quiz
  7. Survey Design
    5 Topics
  8. Survey Questions
    8 Topics
  9. Assign Survey
    2 Topics
  10. Module 03: Theme & Options
    Survey Theme
    2 Topics
  11. Survey Options
    11 Topics
  12. Module 04: Survey Testing
    Test and Flow
    4 Topics
  13. Module 05: Survey Launching
    Survey Launching
    3 Topics
  14. Module 06: Survey Results
    Results & Submissions
    6 Topics
  15. Download Results
    4 Topics
  16. Results Visualization
    6 Topics
Lesson 6, Topic 2
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Connect and Authenticate Your Devices

Abedalelah January 17, 2021
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To link your data collection device to your survey, you need to get the Device Password (example: 764502) from your survey builder account. The Device Password is being used to link your data collection device(s) to your survey builder account. So that, you can assign your survey to your devices and start collection data. Your Device Password can be found on the Devices Tab – Survey Management Page.

Before start collecting data, you will need to connect and authenticate your device to your survey builder account. To authenticate your device, follow below steps or watch the How-to video:

  1. Open the Data4Action App.
  2. Select the Devices Tab
  3. Enter your Device Username. You can use any friendly username to identify your device. Device username is a friendly name for your device. For example, ABC INC iPad 2 or John Mobile. Device username is used to identify each device registered to your survey builder account
  4. Enter your Device Password. Password can be found on your Survey Builder account
  5. Tab on the Authenticate button
  6. You should see a Confirmation Message, saying that your device has been successfully authenticated
  7. Log in to your Survey Builder Account and Assign Survey to device

Repeat same steps for any device you need to use for collecting data.


  • Make sure that your device is connected to internet through WIFI or 3G/4G before authenticating.
  • Device password can be used to connect several surveys to your survey builder account. In another word, each survey builder account has one device password to connect and authenticate several devices.
  • After authenticating a device, you may need to refresh the Devices Page if you do not see your device listed.
  • If you run large data collection projects, its recommended to label the back of each device with its Data4Action Device Username to avoid confusion between multiple devices and data collection team members.