Calling the services / integration of the iFrame with the service
After activation, your service will be integrated into enterprise via iframe .
For the integration, the iframe URL must be publicly accessible for the service. You share this URL for your service with us once when we add you as a provider for the Marketplace.
The URL that can be used for the iframe of the service is also signed. We use the same procedure for this as for the signature when activating a provider.
Your task as a provider is to independently check the URL against the signature.
The following information is transferred signed when it is called up via the URL:
- Client name: customerName
- User Web ID: customerWebId
- User ID: userId
- API claim: apiClaim (serves for user verification, see Consider user rights when reading via API. Must be returned as extendedclaim for read calls)
- If the user is in a group, group ID: groupId
- Timestamp: timestamp (format: Unix timestamp in seconds, the elapsed seconds since 00:00 UTC Thursday, January 1, 1970)
- Parameters defined by macros (e.g. ID of a property or address; language parameter language for multilingual properties; language parameter UserLanguage for the customer’s language)
- Image ID: If images are selected on the Files tab at Properties, the image IDs are passed as the imageIds parameter.
Update parent window and close shop-iframe:
processTypeToonOffice(type) to close the service-iframe or to trigger the update of the parent window in onOffice enterprise. For example, you could use it to update the parent window after submitting an image or data to enterprise so that the user sees the changes directly.
The message.type is used for this purpose, which can contain the following types:
- onOffice.service.refreshParent (parent window in enterprise is refreshed)
- onOffice.service.refreshParentAndClose (parent window in enterprise is refreshed and the service popup is closed)
- onOffice.service.closeProviderWindow (The service popup is closed)
This method is to be implemented by you. In addition to the “onOfficeType” parameter, a timestamp and the signature over all values should be sent along. As with the payment popup.
Since Apple’s Safari browser blocks third party cookies and deletes first party cookies relatively quickly, we recommend enabling them and setting up your service to work without cookies.
Example view of an unlocked service:
Your service is called up via the menu item “Marketplace” in onOffice enterprise or via the action bar in the individual modules such as property and addresses.
In this popup you present your products including prices via iframe. The user can order your products directly. The next step opens the popup for payment confirmation and processing. Optionally, your service can also run in a new browser tab.
Lack of context
Some services, such as floor plan optimization, require a property or address reference. The user must be in the record of a property or an address at the time of calling this service. The required information about the context, such as the property ID (estateid) or the address ID, is transferred to you.
For multilingual properties, in addition to the
estateid parameter, the
language language parameter is also transferred, which you must specify as
estatelanguage when reading and writing properties via the API.
If the user is in a place in the software where this reference cannot be made, a message will appear:
“This service can only be called from a property / address.”
Live and beta clients
onOffice enterprise users can be either live or beta customers, in which case the URLs are “smart.onoffice.com” and “beta.smart.onoffice.com” respectively. In the live system, the source code is updated monthly on the first Tuesday of every month. In the beta system there is an update of the source code 2x a week, on Tuesday as well as Thursday.
Your provider client is a beta client. The vast majority of clients use live clients. I.e. requests can come from the two URLs “smart.onoffice.de” or “beta.smart.onoffice.de”.
If you have used the source code of our demo stores as a template, however, you do not need to set anything on your page.
However, if you need the information whether a client is a live or a beta client, this can be read out via macro. If you want to have the macro included in your service URL or activation URL, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webhooks / failed webhooks
Besides the presentation of your store embedded in an iFrame within onOffice enterprise, there is also the possibility to run your services as webhooks. Webhooks are generally understood to be the calling of specially prepared websites in order to pass on targeted information so that no regular polling has to be carried out for this purpose.
In the Marketplace, webhooks are used to access certain services automatically.
These services have no visible GUI for the user, but run in the background. The webhooks are triggered by certain actions, e.g. when saving a property if certain fields have changed. For example, the Sprengnetter property valuation or the Newsletter Connector are executed as webhooks. If, for example, price or area fields of a property change, the Sprengnetter webhook is triggered, which triggers a new property valuation.
If you would like to have your service executed as a webhook, please get in touch with your contact person at our company during the connection phase. We will then discuss the required parameters (URL to be called, required reference (property or address), filters, which fields trigger the webhook, etc.)
If a service that is executed as a webhook fails, then the user will be informed about it and about the possible cause via email.
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