2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 30, 2010 6:40 AM by djfilms9

    Can Lingo/Shockwave capture a Windows user ID?

    djfilms9 Level 1

          SOS, Whizzkids!

       

      I have a Shockwave quiz of 10 questions, and I need to send the score and the user's name or ID to an HR database. So...

       

      Can Lingo /Shockwave capture the user's Windows ID? If so, how? If not, is it possible to detect that it's the real user, and not some impersonator?

       

      Any advice gratefully received.

       

      regards, David

        • 1. Re: Can Lingo/Shockwave capture a Windows user ID?
          Sean_Wilson Adobe Community Professional

          Where is your DB? Presumably you're using netLingo to update results?

           

          A projector can use Buddy API to grab the login details, but this isn't available to Shockwave. Why not require a username/password combo when submitting results, or when starting the quiz?

          • 2. Re: Can Lingo/Shockwave capture a Windows user ID?
            djfilms9 Level 1

            Sean,

             

            Once again, many thanks for your prompt reply. You're a Real Resource!!

             

            The "database" is actually a PERL script which writes records to a text file. Shockwave (thanks to your previous advice!) will call the PERL script.  My client does not want users typing in an ID, because that can be faked (a whizzkid buddy can conceivably take the exam for a dummy buddy.)

             

            Since Shckwave is out, I"ll need to think of something else.

             

            Thanks again.

             

            regards, David