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NCT Remember Me! Just got even easier to use

By Andrew Pollack on 02/23/2008 at 01:14 AM EST

Drop two html tags onto any page on your server, and your users can Auto-Login to Domino when they return to your site.

I've been playing with the code for NCT Remember Me! today, and I came up with the easiest deployment method you can imagine.

Here's the code you can add to any web page:
<span id='nctRememberMeInsertLocation'>

<script src='/nctrm1gold.nsf/checkcredentials?openagent&nctrm.js'> </script></span>



Or you can get fancy, and do it this way:
<span id='nctRememberMeInsertLocation' generateCheckBox=1 includeWelcome=1 preNameString='Welcome ' postNameString='<br>' cellStyle='border:solid 1px black; background-color:black; color:yellow; padding:1em '>

<script src='/nctrm1gold.nsf/checkcredentials?openagent&nctrm.js'> </script></span>



The optional parameters in the second example, will result in a "Remember Me" checkbox insert in that spot on the form. In the example I gave, I had it layout that checkbox below a text label that says "Welcome" and the user's name. The checkbox toggles a "rememberme" flag stored in a cookie.


Sample auto-generated welcome box

Colors and style passed in with the 'cellStyle' optional attribute, allowing you to use any css style options to lay out your welcome box.

You can use this box or make your own.


If you don't want the tool to generate that checkbox, just don't turn it on. Make your own instead.

Here's how it works:

1. When the page loads, the script you see referenced is built for that specific user, and loaded.

2. If the user is logged in, and has the cookie set to "remember me", the script will write an encrypted cookie containing the user's current logged in userid.

3. If the user is anonymous but has a valid encrypted cookie generated by NCT Remember Me (from their last login), the script will update the user's session with a new LTPAToken and reload the page. The user is then instantly logged in.

I can't imagine making it any easier than that. Of course, you do have to install the product first. That comes down to dropping two files on your server, filling out a config form with three fields on it, and signing the database so that the code can run on your server. That's it. Once you'd that, drop a couple of html fields any web page and you've got Remember Me functionality.

Most people use an HTML template served from a subform or lookup that wraps most of the content on their site. Drop this html into that template, and the whole site is enabled.

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