CommuniGate Pro
Version 5.2
 
Pronto!
 
Pronto!

Pronto! XIMSS Client

The Pronto! client is a client application providing access to CommuniGate Pro Accounts using the XIMSS protocol.

The Pronto! client is implemented using the Adobe® Flash technology. It is available as a zero-install "Web 2.0" client, and as a desktop "Adobe AIR" application.

If the WebCal Service is enabled for your Account, you can use the Pronto! client to create Events (Meetings and Appointments) and ToDo items (Tasks), to accept and cancel them, to view your Calendar and ToDo lists.

If the Signal Service is enabled for your Account, you can use the Pronto! client to exchange IM and Presence information with others.

If the PBX Service is enabled for your Account, you can use the Pronto! client to originate and accept phone calls and perform other Telephony operations.

Functionality

The client provides you access to all CommuniGate Pro "services" enabled for your Account and Domain:

Mail
If this Service is enabled, you can read and compose new E-mail messages.
WebCal
If this Service is enabled, you can review and update your Calendar information.
Signal
If this Service is enabled, you can send and receive Instant Messages and Presence information.
WebSite
If this Service is enabled, you can manage your File Storage.
PBX
If this Service is enabled, you can make and receive phone calls.

Auto Login/Single Sign On

The Pronto! client can be easily integrated into a "portal" environment, allowing a user to enter a Pronto! session without excplicitly entering the username and/or password data.

To start Pronto!, direct the browser to the following URL:

[http|https]://server[:port]/Pronto/[?parameters]
where:
server, server
the CommuniGate Pro server/cluster address
parameters
URL parameters. The following parameters are supported:
username
the user Account name (for Auto Login).
password
the user Account password (for Auto Login). This is not a secure Auto-Login method, and it should be avoided.
sid
a SessionID for a WebUser or XIMSS session the specified user Account has already opened. It will be used for Auto-Login.
hideLogin
if this parameter value is yes, and the username and password/sid parameters are specified, the Pronto! Auto Login will take place without displaying the Pronto! Login screen.
useHTTPBinding
if this parameter value is yes, the Pronto! XIMSS session will be established using HTTP binding instead of a direct TCP connection.

Customization

The Pronto! application uses files stored in the selected Web Application Skin. All Pronto! Skin names have the Pronto- prefix, while the Pronto Skin menus list these skins without that prefix.
When a new Skin Pronto-glass is created, it it seen to the users as the glass Pronto! Skin.

Pronto! Skins contain the files listed below. By uploading different versions of these files into different Skins, you can make Pronto! change its look and feel depending on the Pronto Skin selected.

loginlogoimage.png
The main logo on the login page. Size: 350x117 pixels, background: transparent.
loginimage.png
Login page "screenshot image". Size: 440x340 pixels, background: opaque.
logosmallimage.png
The main screen logo in the top left corner. Size: 90x30 pixels, background: transparent.
customlogosmall.png
Rotates with the CommuniGate Pro logo in the right bottom corner of the main screen. Size: 90x30 pixels, background: transparent.
customlogomedium.png
Rotates with the CommuniGate Pro logo on the login page. Size: 145x50pixels, background: transparent.
style.swf
This file controls most of the Pronto! display elements.
dialtone.wav, busy.wav, ringing.wav, ringalert.wav
Dialer sounds. Sample rates: 44100, 22050, 11025, or 5512.5; bits: 8 or 16; channels: mono or stereo; format: RIFF (not RIFX) PCM; compression: none.

Some Pronto! components are implemented as separate modules. Each Pronto! module consists of two Skin files - name.def (the module descriptor) and name.swf (the module code), where name is the module name.

The Pronto! application builds the available module list by reading all .def files visible in the selected Skin.

To disable some module name, upload an empty name.def file into the target Skin.

Login Options

The LoginOptions dictionary in the selected Skin "strings" file controls the Pronto! Login page fields. The following dictionary elements are used:

LanguageMenu
If this element is not NO, the Login page presents the Languages menu.
ForgotPassword
If this element is not NO, the Login page presents the "Forgot your password?" option link.

Custom Buttons

Custom buttons can be presented in the top toolbar next to the "Log Out" button. Each buttons is linked to some URL, and if the button is clicked, a new browser window with the specified URL is opened.

Custom buttons should be specified using the AdditionalProntoButtons dictionary in the selected Skin "strings" file. The dictionary key is an internal button name, while the dictionary value is a string with the URL associated with that button.

Example (2 buttons: WebSearch and WebShop):

AdditionalProntoButtons = {
  WebSearch = "http://www.search-company.dom";
  WebShop   = "http://www.shop-company.dom";
};

The URL string can contain "macro combinations", which are substituted with the actual data before the URL is used. The following "macro" are supported:

%%ID%%
the current XIMSS session identifier
%%accountName%%
the session Account name (URL-encoded)
%%domainName%%
the session Account Domain name (URL-encoded)
%%fullAccountName%%
the session Account full name (in the accountName@domainName form (URL-encoded)
%%realName%%
the session Account "real name" (URL-encoded)
Example:
AdditionalProntoButtons = {
  "My Site" = "http://www.mysite.dom/%%ID%%/?name=%%realName%%";
};
ID a string with the unqiue identifier of this session accountName a string with the session Account name domainName a string with the name of the Domain the session Account belongs to filesRef a string with the URL prefix needed to retrieve files from the session Skin fullAccountName a string with the session Account full name: accountName@domainName

The custom button titles are translated using the AdditionalProntoButtonNames dictionary in the selected Skin "strings" file. (each lagunage-specific file can have a different dictionary).

Example (for 2 buttons: WebSearch and WebShop):

AdditionalProntoButtons = {
  WebSearch = "Search";
  WebShop   = "My Shopping";
};

Banner System

The following Pronto! components use the External Banner System:
EMail
The banner area above the message list (type=prontoEmailTop), between the message list and the message preview area (type=prontoEmailTop), below the message preview area (type=prontoEmailBottom).

The Banner data returned with the External Banner System is expected to be a dictionary with the following elements:

bgcolor
a "web-formatted" color string, such as #066 or navy
contentType
the banner image format (jpeg, gif, png)
data
the banner image data, specified in one of the following formats:
  • [base64data] - the base64Data string is base64-encoded binary image file data.
  • skin:fileName - fileName specifies the name of a Skin banner image file.
  • http://url - an HTTP URL for the banner image file.
timePeriod
a string or a number specifying the banner display time (in seconds). When this time is up, the component re-sends the request to get a new banner to display.
vsize
a string or a number specifying the banner image height (in pixels)
width
(optional) a string or a number specifying the banner image width (in pixels)
onClick
(optional) the URL to open when the user clicks the banner.

If an External Banner System response for some banner type is empty or its timePeriod element is zero or absent, the new banner is not displayed, the existing banner (if any) is removed, and the component stops sending External Banner System requests for banners of that type.


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