Scraping WebHelp content

ann.jensen
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Scraping WebHelp content

Post by ann.jensen » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:18 pm

Hi,
I am getting ready to share the documentation generated using Oxygen WebHelp with a client. This content is highly sensitive and needs to be shared using some form of access control. We are toying with the following idea in order to simplify the access control:
- Store the generated webhelp content on an internal server.
- Provide a link to the generated webhelp content from within a pre-existing system that our clients use and which has access control via login.
- The code behind for this link will read from our internal server, pull down the code for the webhelp webpage and render it within the pre-existing system.

This works fine for the HTML pages but falls over when using the search functionality.
I was wondering if anyone has experience with this challenge that they can advise on?
Thanks in advance,
Ann

bogdan_cercelaru
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Re: Scraping WebHelp content

Post by bogdan_cercelaru » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:47 pm

Hello,

Unfortunately WebHelp output does not implement any form of access control but you can use the following tutorial if you are using Apache server: Apache Server - Authentication and Authorization to restrict access to the published WebHelp.

Regards,
Bogdan
Bogdan Cercelaru
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger
http://www.oxygenxml.com

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