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Looking for information regarding integrated login and setting fields based on logged in name

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  • jrodder
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    Re: Looking for information regarding integrated login and setting fields based on logged in name

    Got around to it this morning, and of course that works as intended now. It helps to be in the right &#[email protected]#ing UX component.

    If you are feeling especially generous at some point, I'm now trying to figure out the best way to convert the username in AD to a full name. "jdoe" to "John Doe".
    The notes say to
    "In the onLogin server-side event you can execute code to translate the user name logged in with into a 'friendly' user name which can be safely displayed on the client-side. For example, assume that you had a table that had two columns - 'userName' and 'friendlyUserName'. In your onLogin server-side event you would execute code to set e.userNameFriendly by looking up the friendly name for the user name."
    So now I know this is due to my lack of javascript knowledge, but I could use some direction as to how that can be done. I can make a new table and reference it, but I am guessing it can be done by some sort of a lookup to the same table I am in. for instance, I have the tech number, first name and last name, as well as an email that starts with the AD username. [email protected]. Maybe some kind of an rtrim on that field and then map & concatenate the first and last name to 'Record_Creator'.

    What would be a snippet to do the "code to lookup the friendly name" bit?

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  • Davidk
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    Re: Looking for information regarding integrated login and setting fields based on logged in name

    No waste at all. This type of thing isn't really completely obvious. Just got to keep digging. The addition of AD to Alpha should be, and is, transparent, but because it's kinda new it provides other possible avenues for investigation. Soon as you saw you pop into that embedded component I knew the issue.

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  • jrodder
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    Re: Looking for information regarding integrated login and setting fields based on logged in name

    Wow. So this indeed was all due to something really, *really* silly. Can't believe it didn't occur to me. Seems like common sense now, but I hadn't touched the 'outer' login UX since it was implemented. Only reason I even showed that in the video was for reasons of completeness. Guess it's good that I did! I will play in the proper UX later then and report back. I apologize for wasting your time, but much thanks!

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  • Davidk
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    Re: Looking for information regarding integrated login and setting fields based on logged in name

    No, no, no, no... now I see what you're doing. You're testing login stuff inside your embedded object... is that right? Is that what I'm seeing? If so... no.

    Your login tests must be in the parent UX... in the UX in which the login is taking place.

    It's the parent UX that decides, based on login info, if and where you go next.

    BTW... thanks for posting the video.
    Last edited by Davidk; 12-04-2015, 04:14 PM.

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  • jrodder
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    Re: Looking for information regarding integrated login and setting fields based on logged in name

    I'll see your video and raise you a:
    https://youtu.be/-fG1iHlnzOE

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  • Davidk
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    Re: Looking for information regarding integrated login and setting fields based on logged in name

    I would try an alert('test'); as the only code in both the afterLogin and afterFailedLogin events. Are you getting logged in? As well... in the server-side onLogin event... again as the only code in this event... put e.javascript = "alert('test');" Shove the e.javacsript code into the server-side beforeLogin event as well. Might as well cover all the bases.

    See what's firing and what's not.

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  • jrodder
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    Re: Looking for information regarding integrated login and setting fields based on logged in name

    I have tried statically, and the code you have supplied, to no avail. I am still wondering why a simple 'alert("test");' doesn't work in the afterLogin function, as you had done in the video. I can certainly get that alert to function elsewhere in the program. It's almost as if it's just being ignored.

    desktop is running Version AA 3.5 - Version 12.3, Build 2999 - System Addins: Build 4519
    server is IIS, using MS AD, Bulid 2999-4519

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  • Davidk
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    Re: Looking for information regarding integrated login and setting fields based on logged in name

    I'm not currently using AD, but, the Alpha Web Security functions should still produce the same results... I think. Are you using AD under IIS?

    If you set your server side, onLogin e.userFriendlyName to a static value... does that get passed back to your Client-side afterLogin event?

    You could also try something like this... in the onLogin event...

    Code:
    dim cCurrentUser as c = ""
    cCurrentUser = Context.Security.CurrentUser
    e.userNameFriendly = cCurrentUser
    Finally... what Version Build and Addin Build are you using?

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  • jrodder
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    Re: Looking for information regarding integrated login and setting fields based on logged in name

    I forgot to also mention, is this process exactly the same when using integrated AD for login? I can't tell from that video but it looks like you might be doing it with a local database. I have *exactly* what you have done in my program, and I do not get any result alert when logging in. I may just build another app very similar and not using AD to see if I get a different result. If so, I am leaning toward asking if this is maybe a bug, or somehow needs to be different when using AD.

    **edit**

    For instance, if I just put an
    alert("test");
    inside of the after login, I do not ever get a popup alert like you did in the video. I used a template 'SecurityFramework-LoginComponent' and embedded my ux application inside of that to show up after a successful login. It all works as advertised, AD integrated just fine, I just can't seem to pull a user as such.
    Last edited by jrodder; 12-03-2015, 03:08 PM.

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  • jrodder
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    Re: Looking for information regarding integrated login and setting fields based on logged in name

    Oh wow, you took the time to make a video, that's pretty awesome. I'm going to grok all that and get it functional. Maybe this little thread will be of use to someone else later on!

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  • Davidk
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    Re: Looking for information regarding integrated login and setting fields based on logged in name

    Objects and properties are specific to what the docs say. You can't use e.userNameFriendly in a Client-side onInitializeBegin event becuase... 1. The 'e' object is not available there... and 2. You're not necessarily logged in at that point.

    Here's a quick video that shows this process. https://youtu.be/puIK0vv2fnA

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  • jrodder
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    Re: Looking for information regarding integrated login and setting fields based on logged in name

    Gotcha, so I guess I was closer than I realized from the beginning. So I have that specific code where it needs to be, and threw an alert() underneath it in the afterLogin thus;
    var myUserName = e.userNameFriendly;
    alert(myUserName);
    No alert generates. I tried that same code in another section that I thought made sense, onInitializeBegin, and that tries to alert, but is an 'undefined'. I guess I am missing something regarding how the variable makes it from server side to client side? Something of note, in the description for the Client-Side Events afterLogin, it says
    Fires after a user has logged into the application. 'userFriendlyName' - a friendly name for the user (if set in the server-side onLogin event).
    The server side describes it as
    'e.userNameFriendly - This is the value that will be used in the 'FriendlyName' property passed to the client-side 'afterLogin' event..

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  • Davidk
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    Re: Looking for information regarding integrated login and setting fields based on logged in name

    I always say... no such think as a stupid question... only stupid answers.

    Yes... meant to put a variable in there instead of a static value...

    When you tried e.userNameFriendly = e.username on the server-side, you were using the dialog method on the client side... {dialog.Object}.loggedInUserNameFriendlyGet();

    This works...

    Server-side

    Code:
    e.userNameFriendly = e.username
    Client-side

    Code:
    var myUserName = e.userNameFriendly;

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  • jrodder
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    Re: Looking for information regarding integrated login and setting fields based on logged in name

    I'll start there, but how does one do that dynamically? That looks like every user that logs in will have their friendly name set to "David Kates" when that variable is called, no? Or am I missing an obvious next step? In my archived post my first idea was to try a 'e.userNameFriendly = e.username' but I don't think I got anywhere with that.

    (I apologize if these are stupid questions, much of this is likely due to my lack of assumed knowledge. I probably need a better background in basic javascript before trying to muck about, I'm working on that.)
    Last edited by jrodder; 12-02-2015, 05:21 PM.

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  • Davidk
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    Re: Looking for information regarding integrated login and setting fields based on logged in name

    I think this is what's needed...

    Server-side, onLogin

    dim yourName = "do anything you want to get a name in here"

    Code:
    e.userNameFriendly = yourName
    Client-side, afterLogin... you'll see in this event information on the parameter available. This parameter is automatically passed in as a property of the 'e' object.

    Code:
    var myFriendlyUserName = e.userNameFriendly;
    Last edited by Davidk; 12-02-2015, 05:28 PM.

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