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Ideas

Ability to embed a space into a container

Planned

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    Darren Cacy

    I get asked all the time if we can embed a space into a Connections community.

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    Miguel Estrada

    Clarifying here, I think you mean to embed the Workspace client into an existing dashboard right?

     

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    Darren Cacy

    In the case of Connections, the request is to embed one space into a Community as a widget. This is not the whole client, with the list of other spaces on the left, etc.

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    Miguel Estrada

    What is preventing the creation of a widget to do this today?  There are APIs to get conversation from a space and display it and APIs to create new messages.

    Is the issue the authentication being transparent?

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    IGNACIO SANCHEZ ENJUTO

    @Miguel, I mean exactly what Darren says.

    What I am looking for is a url that I can use to feed an iFrame :-), or a very easy mechanism. But it is good that we have a graphql command to get the conversation. 

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    Ami Dewar

    I think the UX challenge of embedding a space in a community is the membership model.  Spaces are private to those that are in them so you could provide a link to a space but not everyone could access it.  Not sure how that would work if you embedded it via iframe without additional work.  As the community membership changed (or whatever other container it was tied to), the space would be expected to update automatically.  There are definitely plans around embedding but there is a lot to consider.  

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    IGNACIO SANCHEZ ENJUTO

    Ami, you are totally right, it is not as simple as I said :-) there are many things to take in consideration.

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    Arnd Layer (Edited )

    ... and that is why this should come ootb. 

    we need a container that is customizable. To me, the most relevant options is:

    1. embed a given space - no left hand navigation bar, no spces list, just the space

    But there are others that may be of value, like

    • content search
    • a DM session with a given partner - e.g. embedded in the Connections Profile page
    • the resources of a space

    And yes, access management will be an issue. But ...

    • I expect that there will be access managemeent / user sync capabilities sooner or later
    • Show a a well designed "You don't have access" message, if the user is not authorized
    • present a login dialog, when the user is not logged on to Workspace
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    THIERRY BATUT

    Hello

    Today, I cannot import WW space using a simple iFrame, correct?

    To simplify access, just think about a simple button like 'Join this Conversation' (A bot will take or ask for my email and just add me to the space), and then the Space would show up in the iFrame.

    Having this as a Watson Workspace widget from Cnx Engagement Center would be great

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    ROBERT INGRAM

    We'd need to ensure that if a space leader doesn't allow others to invite to a space (future plan) we respect that  admin control. Can't have bots that break security:) 

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    Darren Cacy

    Any word on this? An embeddable UI is something customers are asking for, and an SDK with UI components is what our partners need in order to create their own integrations.

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    Don Bunch

    What is the latest?  I have had a number of customers asking when they can embed a space on a website.   

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