netFORUM Pro

Single Sign-On (SSO)

Overview

Single Sign-on functionality allows Path LMS to seamlessly connect with netFORUM Pro for user login/authentication. This integration allows users with accounts in netFORUM Pro to login to Path LMS using the standard netFORUM Pro login page.

Client Requirements

  • Avectra xWeb license and credentials
  • Admin access to client netFORUM test site (iWeb)
  • Two test user accounts

Detailed Description

Blue Sky eLearn utilizes the token-based Single Sign-On with netFORUM Pro. A user can start either on the Path side or the eWeb side. When a user starts on the Path side, upon clicking “Sign-in” they will be redirected to the eWeb login page along with a Return URL. After authenticating in netFORUM, a token unique to the user will be returned to our website. Once the token is received, we call xWeb and pull the user’s information into our system. If the user already exists in our system, we update their information with the latest from xWeb and log the user in. If the user is new in our system, we pull their basic information from xWeb, create an account and then log them into our site. When a user starts on the eWeb side, a URL to the Path token processing page can be embedded somewhere in eWeb. When a user clicks on the link, it will automatically populate their unique token into the URL and send them to Path. Path will then use the same process as above to log them in.


Ecommerce Purchases

This requires SSO

Overview

Ecommerce Integration allows netFORUM Pro customers to leverage the eCommerce functionality in netFORUM to sell products/presentations and leverage the Path LMS platform as a delivery mechanism for that course/event content. Once the user logs into Path LMS, the user’s purchases are transferred to Path and the user will receive instant access to the corresponding course/event.

Client Requirements

eCommerce Integration allows netFORUM Pro customers to leverage the eCommerce functionality in netFORUM to sell products/presentations and leverage the Path LMS platform as a delivery mechanism for that course/event content. Once the user logs into Path LMS, the user’s purchases are transferred to Path and the user will receive instant access to the corresponding course/event.

  • Avectra xWeb license and credentials
  • Admin access to client netFORUM test site (iWeb)
  • Two test user accounts
  • Two test e-commerce products

Detailed Description

Blue Sky has integrated with netFORUM Pro to allow our system to pull in purchases made in eWeb and grant the user access to the relevant content in Path. When activated, our system redirects our e-commerce engine to utilize eWeb. Any items listed for sale in our system will link back directly to the appropriate eWeb page. All purchases occur on the eWeb side. Once purchased, the user is redirected back to Path through the purchase confirmation page or navigation link in eWeb. When the user is logged into Path, we call xWeb and pull the list of items/products the user has purchased. Items that have a related product/price key in Path will be pulled through in real-time and the user will be granted access to that specific content. This setup allows clients to leverage their eWeb stores/product pages to sell content to their members/non-members while providing a seamless transition to access the content in our system. In addition to the above, users are able to access all available purchases in Path by going to their “My Purchases.


Event Sign Up for Webinars

This requires SSO and eCommerce

Overview

Event registration allows netFORUM Pro customers to leverage their Events Module in netFORUM to sell and collect webinar registrations and leverage the Adobe Connect webinar platform through Blue Sky Event Services. Once the user logs into Path LMS, the user’s purchases and events are transferred to Path and the user will receive automated reminder emails, seamlessly launch the Adobe meeting room, and be eligible to receive any post-event training (post-test, evaluation etc) as configured in Path.

Client Requirements

  • Avectra xWeb license and credentials
  • Admin access to client netFORUM test site (iWeb)
  • Two test user accounts
  • Two test e-commerce products

Detailed Description

Blue Sky is also currently integrated with the Event Module in netFORUM Pro. This allows users to register for an event or webinar in eWeb, and have the registration record be pulled into Path. The primary use-case for this integration is webinar registration. A webinar can be listed for sale on the eWeb site. Once a user has purchased and registered for the event, Path will check once per hour and pull back all registrations for a particular event. When the registration is pulled into our system, we will automatically sign them up for the corresponding event or webinar, triggering a confirmation and reminder emails to be sent out. The user will receive an email with further instructions on how to attend the event. They will also have the ability to log into Path, where they will be taken to their “My Purchases” page. This will list all purchases, including any events they were registered for. They will then be able to access the event details and a “launch” button that will open the webinar seamlessly using their current login session. In addition to registration, our integration checks for cancellations, and will cancel the event for the user if it detects a refund or event cancellation in eWeb.