Digital Signage - Display HTML5 Page That Requires a Login



  • I am setting up a BrightSign media player (XT244) to access various HTML5 dashboards. I have it working fine when accessing a FileMaker webdirect page that does not require a login. However, there isn't any inherent method for accessing a page that requires a login.

    Currently, I want to access a smartsheet.com dashboard that requires a login, but am not sure how to configure this.

    Does anyone know if there is a way to add credentials to a URL for smartsheet or other sites?



  • They would be expecting a POST request with the login details in the message body.

    There really shouldn't be a way to login to those sites via a GET request, login parameters in the URL is not good really.



  • You could probably make a script with curl that will login to smartsheet every 5 minutes or whatever, downloads the html5 dashboard page and save it somewhere. Then your media player can access the saved data.

    As @Romo said, login details are not sent in the URL.



  • @Pete-S said in Digital Signage - Display HTML5 Page That Requires a Login:

    You could probably make a script with curl that will login to smartsheet every 5 minutes or whatever, downloads the html5 dashboard page and save it somewhere. Then your media player can access the saved data.

    As @Romo said, login details are not sent in the URL.

    Yeah. I was thinking it was a long shot. I have been trying to figure out ways to create a local dashboard or similar to what you were saying that does that, or pulls info via an API and then the signage player connects to that, sans login.