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Flussonic Watcher allows its users to log in by a special URL (auto-login link), without entering a password. This is useful if you want to simplify access to Flussonic Watcher for your users or prevent the transfer of passwords to third parties.

The auto-login link is issued to an authorized client.

In order to generate a URL for auto-login, you will need to first request a token by using the link /vsaas/api/v2/auth/generate-autologin-token. After that, the user can be authorized by sending the token via the POST method to /vsaas/autologin.

Follow the steps:

1) First, you need to generate a token for the autologin of a particular user. To do this, make a POST request in the JSON format as follows:

curl --header "X-Vsaas-Api-Key: API_KEY" \
--header "Content-Type: application/json" \
--request POST --data '{"login": LOGIN, "valid_till": VALID_TILL, "lifetime": LIFETIME}' \

In the request, replace these placeholders with real values:

  • API_KEY — the Watcher API key that can be found in the Watcher UI on the Settings page in API key. This key is sent in the HTTP header X-Vsaas-Api-Key.
  • LOGIN — the login (the same as the email) of the user to whom you want to give access. Line. Required.
  • VALID_TILL — the UTC time in seconds until this token is valid for autologin. Integer. Optional parameter.
  • LIFETIME — the duration of the session that will be open at the user's automatic logging in, in seconds. Integer. Optional parameter.

Watcher sends a response in the JSON format:

    "autologin_token": "demo:1487258314:f8b1:b4bdaac58cbe94638e5b14a3728b8e6d633f3c6e", 
    "success": true

The autologin_token field contains the token for the specified user.

2) The autologin_token received in the previous step can be used in POST requests to Flussonic Watcher. For example:

<form action="" method="POST">
  <input type="hidden" name="autologin_token" value="AUTOLOGIN_TOKEN" />
  <input type="submit" />

At the click on the submit button, the user will be logged in automatically into the Flussonic Watcher web interface.