A quick guide on how to use Cove

Getting Started

To integrate with Cove, there are just a few quick steps:

  1. Create an account. If you're the first Cove user at your company, you can reach out to us at [email protected]. Otherwise, your company's Cove admin can send you an invitation to create an account.
  2. Create Item Types, which correspond to the types of Items users can upload on your platform (e.g. Posts, Comments, Profiles, etc.). Cove needs to know what types of Items you'll be sending us so that we can properly process them.
  3. Create Actions, which allow you to automatically execute arbitrary actions (e.g. Delete, Ban, Mute, etc.) from within your Cove rules.
  4. Send your Items to Cove through our Item API. Any Item uploaded to your platform should be sent to Cove so we can run it through your rules. It's as simple as one HTTP POST request.
  5. Send your Reports to Cove through our Report API - only if you're using our Manual Review Tool (please contact [email protected] for a demo or to request access to the tool if you don't have access yet). If a user reports/flags an Item on your platform, send it to our Report API so that your moderators can review it and take action on it directly in our Review UI.

That's it! You can start creating and deploying rules right away.