RE: Get a user's awareness status in a back-end Java program Tomas Novak 20.Sep.03 07:30 PM a Web browser Sametime Developers Toolkit All ReleasesAll Platforms
Sure, I've considered both of the possibilities you're describing.
We would like to generate the whole content of the site on the SERVER-SIDE and don't want to put an Applet into the web page. The reason is that its reliability depends on the browser used, on the JVM used in a browser, a user's benevolence on giving the Applet the permissions to run, and so on.
Concerning the second possbile solution (anonymous access), our Sametime server is intended only for our employees and a given LIMITED group of people. That's why we don't want to let "anonymous" access the Sametime server.
WHY ARE WE TRYING TO LOG IN WITH THE USERNAME/PASSWORD OF THE CURRENTLY LOGGED USER?
When having looked at the STLinks applet's implementation, it can be seen that the applet takes a username/password or an LTPA token as its parameter. If my suspicion is corret then the STLinks Applet is using the user's credentials (un + password or the LTPA token) in order to log on the Sametime server.
I'm not sure that my suspicion is correct but if it is then there MUST be a way how to log on the ST server using these information and NOT TO disconnect this user - who might be logged on in his ST client. (Or does the STLinks Applet also disconnect that user? I don't want to believe that, but...)