ASNA Browser Terminal™ Admin Manual

Sign on Screen

The ASNA Browser Terminal signon screen, SignOn.aspx, works in conjunction with WingsJob<.vr>/<.cs>/<.vb> to capture the user login credentials when running ASNA Browser Terminal.


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Sign On Display

The SignOn.aspx, if left unchanged, will resemble the image below and have the data fields shown in the subsequent table.

Runtime view of Original Signon.aspx

Data Fields Description
SystemThe IBM i server name containing the RPG/ILE programs with the Handler keyword if in modernization mode, or the server that is used for production after your application has been deployed.
Port The port number of the server connection. The default is 5042. However, this should be the same port number assigned when you installed ASNA DataGate for IBM i.
UserThe user name.
PasswordThe user's password.
The cl program or procedure you want to execute or the menu program.
Current LibraryThe library the program, procedure, or menu is located in. This would be the library containing the RPG ILE programs that have the Handler keyword.

Modifying the Sign on Logic

The sign on display file and logic provided with BTerm may be functional for the programmer in a testing environment but it does not provide restricted access to the other servers that may not be available to all users and it can be cumbersome for most daily users in a runtime environment. To eliminate both of these issues the sign on display and logic can be changed in a couple of ways.

Preload Variables and Display Only

One option is to set all of the variable values except for the user name and password in the WingsJob.cs, .vr, or .vb code and change the Usage attribute in the SignOn.aspx for those variables that you preset to "OutputOnly". The WingsJob.cs example is shown below setting the server, program, library, and port to specific values; and the user, password, menu, and message to spaces.

In practice, instead of a single program (Custinqcl in the example), a menu may be the starting program which the user works from throughout the day. In that case, set the menu name instead of the program name and set the Usage attribute to "OutputOnly" for both the program and menu.


WingsJob.cs with variable settings shown

Next, you want to change the Signon.aspx to reflect a Usage attribute of "OutputOnly" for those variables that you preset in WingsJob that you do not want the user to override, namely server, program, menu, library, and port. The following image shows the Usage attribute changed to "OutputOnly" for the server field.

SignOn.aspx shownwith usageequal outputonly

Preload Variable and Remove from the SignOn.aspx

In the above example, the user sign on still displays all of the sign on information but only the user name and password are entered. Under some circumstances you may want to display only the user name and password and hide the remaining fields that you preset with values.

Remove SignOn.aspx and Call your Sign On Program

There may be an instance where you already have your own sign on program that you want to use instead of the SignOn provided with the ASNA Browser Terminal Design Aid. If that is the case, you will need to do several things.

  1. Remove SignOn.aspx from the Web Site.
    • In the server's filesystem, locate SignOn.aspx. Right mouse click and select Delete from the dropdown menu. The file will be removed from the project.
  2. Remove all references to the Signon.aspx from the WingsJob code and add the appropriate values to the WingsJob code to call your IBM i server signon program.
    • Remove the LogonScreen region. Collapse the region, right mouse click, and select Cut from the dropdown menu.
    • Remove goMenu. Collapse the code section, right mouse click, and select Cut from the dropdown menu.
    • Remove CallQcmdExec. Collapse the code section, right mouse click, and select Cut from the dropdown menu.
  3. Change MobileRPGJob code to call your sign on program.