How to use Canvas Signed Request Authentication with web based applications like Nodejs & how to use Canvas LifeCycle Handler Class
Salesforce provides many ways to integrate with external systems like SOAP, Rest, Bulk API, User Interface API and so on. One of useful way to integrate any existing web applications with Salesforce is using Canvas.
For sake of this post, I’m using Nodejs application and complete source code can be found here , on my Github repository. It can be deployed on Heroku easily, however I used my local computer to run canvas. That also proves point that integration is happening via Browser and therefore canvas application can be hosted on premise and not necessarily on DMZ layer.
Step 1 : Create Connected App in Salesforce
Enable OAuth in Connected app and provide any Callback URL. Canvas app does not use callback URL however we DO NEED scope.
Next step would be enabling canvas app itself connected app along with locations where we would be using it.
How to use Facebook, Twitter, Wechat, Microsoft, Yahoo & many more as a Identity Provider for Salesforce with the help of Janrain Auth Provider – Video included
Salesforce supports many Auth Provider out of the box, which can be used as Identity provider. Some of the examples – Facebook, Google, Github, Salesforce, OpenId Connect , Linked In and Janrain.
If you are in need to use Wechat , Yahoo or some other social account like Microsoft, don’t get disappointed. Even if they are not available out of the box as Auth Provider in Salesforce , Salesforce has provided magical box Janrain. Janrain supports vast list of social platform which can be used as Identity provider for your Salesforce instance.
How Janrain is different compared to other SSO solutions for Salesforce
If you are new to Microsoft Azure, you can get free trial access however you might need to provide Credit card details to use few features. You would not get charged because we get $200 worth credit for new Account that can be used in a span of year.
I was not able to use Azure’s Active Directory SSO for Just in Time (JIT) provisioning. Rather, it connects to Salesforce and creates user whenever user is provisioned in Active Directory, just like Identity Connect
Security token is mandatory. In case if you have IP login range then we don’t get Security token. To fix this, we can divide our password to have some value in Security token. As final password anyways is Password + Security Token. Shown in below image
When we assign any user to Enterprise application (in our case its Salesforce), we need to map profile to the user.
Note : Everything we are discussing here is completely covered as part of Live coding in Apex Salesforce Saturday organized by Amit. Would like to thank Mohith for his support and answers during the demo. It also shows How SalesforceDX can be used daily by developers to perform development.
Introduction to Jasmine framework and getting started with Behavior Driven Development (BDD) testing, along with Complete Source code and Video
Majorly, Jasmine is made up of three functions
Like standard frameworks, it also has setup method and tear down methods
Video tutorial and Complete source code to use Salesforce JWT OAuth to authenticate Nodejs Application
JWT OAuth uses digital signature to authenticate external application with Salesforce. JWT can be used to request an OAuth access token from Salesforce when a client wants to use a previous authorization.