Read username from site where Jotform is embedded

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    Daniel Brennan 
    Asked on March 12, 2018 at 01:21 PM

    Good afternoon.   We use the Jive collaboration platform to power our intranet site.  Jive has the ability to embed other tools (via iFrame).  We would like to leverage JotForm to capture information, but embed it in our intranet, so our users have a single point of entry to find the form. 

    One use-case we would like to leverage JotForm in is capturing that a user has read and agreed to a document.  We could of course have them type in their name, but this would potentially allow another user to claim to be someone else.   We'd much rather have JotForm read the username from the parent window (Jive).  Do you have any methods to do so?


    Thanks,

    Dan

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    Richie_P
    Answered on March 12, 2018 at 02:34 PM

    Jotform forms can save the name or any  fields into a submissions. A terms and condition widget can be placed in a form.

       We'd much rather have JotForm read the username from the parent window (Jive).  Do you have any methods to do so?

    Can you please give us more information or elaborate on this, so that we can help you further?

    Thank you.

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    dbrennan79
    Answered on March 19, 2018 at 09:09 AM

    Richie,

    We would be embedding the JotForm into our intranet site via an iframe.  We'd like to read the username from the intranet site, and pass it to the form in the embedded iframe.  This would then be submitted as part of the form, and we'd capture the username they logged into our intranet with.


    Thanks,

    Dan

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    Richie_P
    Answered on March 19, 2018 at 10:40 AM

    Unfortunately,it is not possible to import data into your form from outside sources without coding. It is possible to have your field per-populate vai the URL.

    http://www.jotform.com/help/71-Prepopulating-fields-to-your-JotForm-via-URL-parameters

    Though you would need a way to construct to your form with the current logged in users username inserted. Although it could be done, it would require a fair bit of setup outside of what we can assist you with.

    Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.