How to request an authentication token from SAM?

Modified on Mon, 11 Sep 2017 at 10:01 AM


The following API can be called to get a cached authentication token from SAM, which can be used for Samples, Registration Brochure, Dynamic assets, etc

 

ni-action:getauthtoken?cb=MYCALLBACK_FUNCTION_NAME

 

Where MYCALLBACK_FUNCTION_NAME is the function name of the callback function.


This callback will be called asynchronously with an authtoken: 


{"authtoken":"THE_AUTH_TOKEN", "error" : "0"}

 

Sample code snippet: 


window.location.href =‘ni-action:regetauthtoken?cb=callback’;// the following function will be called asynchronouslywindow.callback = function(data) { console.log(data); //=> {"authtoken":"THE_AUTH_TOKEN", "error" : "0"}}

 

To request a new token when the old one has expired, the following api can be called:

 

ni-action:regetauthtoken?cb=MYCALLBACK_FUNCTION_NAME

 

This can be used in the same manner of getauthtoken.


MI Desktop code in Curl:

curl -s -D- -X POST -H "Content-Type:application/x-www-form-urlencoded" -d "uEmail=YOUREMAIL&uPassword=YOURPASSWORD&version=1" "http://test-sam.interact.technology/rest/user/login" | grep authtoken



NOTES:

The returned error number is zero or an error code. Generally should not fail, unless you have no internet, or the credentials are wrong.

callback MUST be a global function (attached to the window object) https://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Web/API/Window.

callback is called asynchronously.

 

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