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Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-8467) inappbrowser -- provide ability to hide browser window without closing session
Date Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:55:58 GMT


ASF GitHub Bot commented on CB-8467:

Github user sfrank87 commented on the issue:
    I am interested in this functionality, too. It’s a pity, it never found its way to the
upstream repository. :/ 
    Could you please solve the merge conflicts? That would be great. :D
    Thanks a lot!

> inappbrowser -- provide ability to hide browser window without closing session
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-8467
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Plugin InAppBrowser
>    Affects Versions: Master
>         Environment: iOS, Android
>            Reporter: Eric Kidder
>              Labels: Triaged
> I have a need to hide the InAppBrowser UI without closing the session.  This is to handle
a situation I have, where a RESTful interface uses authentication and will redirect users
to a separate login page.
> The InAppBrowser is created with hidden=yes, so that it is created without a UI.
> When the user is authenticated, the JSON will be downloaded normally and the browser
window will not be shown.
> When the user is not authorized, they will be redirected to an HTML page in order to
> After authentication, the user is redirected back to the API URL, where the JSON will
be displayed in the InAppBrowser.
> Having the ability to hide the browser window will keep the user from seeing the JSON
and improve the user experience.

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