Using the WebDAV Launch API

In order to provide a seamless user experience, the Fonto WebDAV Connector provides a launch API which makes it easy to integrate into the user interface of any CMS that supports WebDAV.

The integration is as easy as creating a hyperlink with a few parameters. The CMS or DMS may either open the hyperlink in a new browser window or create an iframe.

The URL template for the WebDAV launch API is:

            {fontoUrl}/webdav/launch?url={url}&username={userName}&password={password}&path={path}&displayName={displayName}&returnUrl={returnUrl}
        

Parameter

Description

Required

fontoUrl

URL of the Fonto Connectors environment.

Yes

url

The URL of the WebDAV resource. Please consult the documentation of your repository for details. Optionally, a base path may also be supplied. This is useful if the user should be sandboxed in a particular folder.

Yes

userName

The username of the user currently logged in into the CMS.

Yes

password

The password of the user currently logged in into the CMS.

Yes

path

The relative path to the file, from which the user launched the Fonto Editor. Relative from the url.

Yes

displayName

The display name for the user. This name will be shown at the top right corner of the screen.

No

returnUrl

The CMS return URL. Users will return to this URL when they click 'Save & Close' or 'Log out'. If not supplied, users will be redirected to the sign in page.

No

When invoked, Fonto will verify the connection to the identified resource and allow the authenticated user to browse the underlying repository and start editing documents.