In the Automic Web Interface (AWI), it is possible to construct parameterized URLs that:
- log in automatically to the AWI and a particular Automation Engine server using SSO, and
- navigate to a particular view or object in that AE system.
E.g., this URL:
will connect to the AWI server awi-srv, log in to the AE system UC4_EXP2 client 0 using single sign-on, and display the UC_SYSTEM_SETTINGS object.
This capability should be greatly expanded to make it possible to directly navigate to many more pieces of information in the AWI. A standard URL format should be established, so that a user or application can construct URLs that contain the pertinent uniquely identifying information.
Below are some examples. (The system, client, and SSO-related options have been omitted for the sake of brevity & legibility.)
The above are just examples. This feature need not be delivered exactly like this. What is important is that CA devises a comprehensive, consistent, and flexible URL schema that makes these sorts of capabilities possible.