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Pull windows user name?

Apr 4, 2012 6:50 PM

Tags: #variables #5 #capticate

Good Morning all,


I am working on training videos for my company of about 800 employees.

Everyone has an individual user account. And every employee is required to take certain classes.


Is it possible to pull login information and reflect it on, lets say a certificate at the end of a training or store it for later use?




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    Apr 5, 2012 12:26 PM   in reply to Jaitsujin82

    If you want to collect the info from the users themselves, you can create a user-defined variable a la d-variables.html.

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    Apr 10, 2012 7:06 AM   in reply to Jaitsujin82

    My understanding is there's no way to do that with captivate off the shelf.


    I looked through the widget providers I know of and didn't see anything that does what you describe.  Doesn't mean there's nothing out there, I just didn't find it.


    My thought is most people would use an LMS tied to your network authentication for what you're describing.

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    Apr 10, 2012 7:18 AM   in reply to AndyKingInOC

    I agree.  There's usually a session variable floating around in the browser that knows the authorised user's ID, but capturing that variable value (which might be something like: servername/bloggsf) and then pulling it into Captivate, would require some extra programming nouse that most Captivate authors would not have.  There's no way to do it out of the box with standard Captivate functionality.


    If you want to go down this path, do some Googling on the term: auth_user


    There's a post here discussing it briefly:

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