Software analytics is the process of collecting information about the way a piece of software is used. PASI has incorporated tracking of how the users use the application to allow the PASI team to better understand:
The information that is used for tracking does not contain any information that is of a private nature. As an example, the myPass URLs that are being tracked have any ASN information removed prior to being sent to Google for tracking.
If the user is in China, it is hard to access PASIprep due to google being blocked in the country.
This is addressed by an option that can be used on the query string in the ULR that would disable google analytics for the user. Using this query string option should disable any integration to google analytics for that users session.
When testing can open up the network tab in the browser and filter for google. When noTracking, should not see any network activity. When tracking is enabled should only see analytics.
Google Analytics is a service offered by Google that generates detailed statistics about a website's traffic and traffic sources and measures conversions and sales. It's the most widely used website statistics service.
The basic service is free of charge and a premium version is available for a fee.
Google Analytics can track visitors from all referrers, including search engines and social networks, direct visits and referring sites. It also tracks display advertising, pay-per-click networks, email marketing, and digital collateral such as links within PDF documents.
Each environment has a custom setup for Google Analytics to keep the metrics separated by environment.
See the PASIprep Analytics page for full detail of analytics implemented.
See PASIprep Analytics Guidelines for guidelines on implementing analytics in PASIprep screens.
See the myPass Analytics page for full detail of analytics implemented.