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Did you know that you can build your widget to display content that’s responsive to a user’s group membership?? By programmatically determining if a user is part of a specific group, we can render content in the widget tailored to that group.
First things first
For us to build a widget that displays group specific content, we must first create or repurpose a group. Remember to add some users to the group!
Let’s start coding
The first thing that we need to do is create an object with the groups you’d like to target content for. In this example we’ll add one property to our groups object - ITGroup. We’ll also populate this property with the group’s ID. While we’re doing this statically in our example, a great improvement would…
How can we build a widget that ingests or displays content from our digital workplace? We can do this quite easily with ‘axios’,which we’ve built into the platform.
Axios is a powerful promise based HTTP client available for your browser and node.js. It allows you to easily make API calls to content or data endpoints in your digital workplace without having to worry about re-authenticating. Every Igloo digital workplace has Axios available to widgets it out-of-the box.
How can I use it?
In our example, we’ll build a widget that displays the 10 most recent blog posts in a channel.
Let’s dive into some simple code:
We’ll focus on lines…
You may have heard that Igloo offers a Marketplace for widgets and other integrations. The Marketplace is where to find prebuilt modules, solutions, services and integration widgets. We’re often asked how integration widgets end up in the marketplace, and where they come from.
What are integration widgets?
Integration widgets are custom built elements that help you empower your users by bringing additional functionality to your digital workplace. They’re a great way to surface functionality that would otherwise require users to navigate to locations outside of a digital workplace. Integration widgets from the Marketplace are often built by third parties, partners and sometimes even customers.
Where do they come from?
It starts with our Product team
In many cases,…
Who Are You? – Authenticating To Igloo
Making any API call against IGLOO requires you to authenticate. Authentication creates a session key which holds the context of the user who authenticated. If you create a blog while authenticated as Joe, the creation event will be attributed to Joe.
Authentication requires that you have:
- an appId and an appPassword
- a digital workplace and user credentials
These are provided to you when you register as a developer.
Let's talk about what makes a great widget, and why widgets are great!
What is the Integration Widget?
If you’re anything like we are, then your organization uses a lot of tools. Some of them are commercial, and some are custom built. Isn’t it frustrating to have to go http://here.com for one thing and http://there.com for another?
Wouldn’t it be great if you could surface the functionality of various services in one place?
The Integration Widget might be your ticket to digital nirvana. It’s an easy way to integrate your digital services, used every day in your…
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