Insurance Implementation Guide
Atomic's products empower users to access and update their payroll data. When users are authenticating with their payroll account, Atomic requires that the process be facilitated through Transact. Your integration with Transact will differ slightly depending on your specific use-case and tech stack.
An implementation of Atomic breaks down into five steps:
Request an access token from your server.
On your server, request an access token from Atomic's API.
Using your generated access token, instantiate our Transact SDK.
The user links their account(s) via Transact.
Optionally, receive webhook events to your server.
An AccessToken for the end user is required to initialize Transact. To retrieve the AccessToken, make the following HTTP request on your server.
The above request will result in a response with a
We will need the
publicToken from the response for setting up your client-side code to initialize Transact, so once its been received on your server, send the
publicToken to your client.
On the Emulator page on the Atomic Console you can interactively configure and launch an instance of Transact. This is an embedded instance of our SDK within the Console. Use it to test variations of the flow, see the outcomes of Tasks using our Test Credentials, and customize Transact itself.
Transact requires a configuration object when initialized in a live application. To get started you only need the
publicToken from the previous step and the
tasks you wish to execute. This configuration object has many options to customize the look and behavior of Transact.
Atomic's Transact is a client-side SDK that allows your users to connect their payroll accounts to your app.
Transact will handle credential validation, multi-factor authentication, and error handling for each system that we support. Transact supports browsers, native apps, and hybrid apps.
To aid in testing various user experiences, you may use any of these pre-determined "test" credentials for authentication. Any password will work as long as the username is found in these lists. If the authentication requires an email, simply append
@example.com to the end of the chosen username.
Upon submission of your credentials, a test task is created in Atomic’s system to process the end user’s data. These credentials can be toggled off for production use in the Atomic Console.
Test where the user's credentials are correct and the task completes. When answering MFA questions, any answer will be accepted.
|Test a successful operation.
|Test an authentication that includes a device code based MFA flow.
|Test an authentication that simulates push-based MFA.
|Test an authentication that simulates question-based MFA.
Test where the user encounters an issue connecting to the third-party system.
|Test the user experience during a third-party system outage.
|Test the user experience when there is an unexpected error.
|Test the user experience when the auth session has timed out.
|Test the user experience when there is a connection error caused by a network failure.
|Test the flow which occurs when there is high latency communicating with backend systems.
|Test the flow when there is a post-auth delay happening. This may occur due to an unanticipated change in the third-party system.
|Test a failure that occurs after a successful authentication.
Test where the user encounters an issue with their payroll system configuration or access.
|Test a user who enters an unsupported deposit amount.
|Test a user whose payroll system rejects the routing number of the target deposit account.
|Test a user whose payroll system does not allow the operation.
Test where there is an error that occurs due to an action of the user.
|Test an unsuccessful authentication.
|Test a user who has been locked out of their account.
|Test a user whose payroll account rejects the target deposit account.
|Test a user enrolled in a paycard, which prevents payment via direct deposit.
|Test a user whose payroll password has expired.
|Test a user who already has a direct deposit change in progress.
|Test a user who has not fully onboarded to their employee payroll system.
|Test a user who is not an active employee in the payroll system.
No matter the outcome of your test authentication, you will have the opportunity to receive data from us about the end user’s actions and the created task in multiple ways.
These flows operate identically to the way the Atomic system functions in production. Running a test task will generate the same events and webhooks as a task run by an end user.
Transact emits events and passes them to your application. Such events allow applications to react and perform functions as needed. Some events will be passed with a data object with additional information.
When using the Atomic Console Emulator page all events emitted by the Transact instance are output on the page for you to explore.
You can configure webhook endpoints via the Atomic Console. Atomic will issue POST requests to the designated endpoint(s). We recommend using Hookbin as a way to inspect the payload of events during development without needing to stand up a server.
To aid building, we surface all webhooks for a Task in Console. Visit the details page of any Task in the Atomic Console and scroll down to the Webhooks Events section to view all of the data associated with that Task.