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Website login from iFrame
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  Kathy
  All
  May 25, 2021 @ 04:44pm

Hello friends,
One of our clients would like to launch the Webconnect web application from an iFrame in their company website.
Their company website is developed on Wordpress and it looks like they've already enabled required plugins.
The web application is launched within the iFrame but when they try to login, it doesn't go further and it looks like to be redirected to the login page again. I'm not sure if there's anything I can do on the web application side but I have access to their Wordpress website as well.
I would appreciate if you could share any related experience or any idea on this.
Thank you in advance,
Kathy

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Website login from iFrame
  Rick Strahl
  Kathy
  May 26, 2021 @ 02:32pm

In theory this should work because a frame is really nothing more than a separate browser window. If it fails you'll need to see what's happening and why it fails - probably you need to hooks an HTTP proxy like Fiddler to see what's happening with your requests and where or how they are hanging up and not responding.

But that said running in frames is rarely a good idea. There are behavioral quirks like the fact that the back button doesn't work the way you'd expect as it will navigate the top level page rather than the one inside of the frame. Frames are useful for display purposes and other non-interactive tasks, but for rich content that you interact with there are many potentially quirky issues.

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Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Website login from iFrame
  Kathy
  Rick Strahl
  May 27, 2021 @ 08:35am

Hello Rick, Thank you so much for your help and guidance.
I agree that iFrame is not a wise idea for showing interactive pages.
Wish me luck on convincing them to use and external link instead of an iFrame.
Regards,
Kathy

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