I am developing some PHP code that requires displaying Chatter photos on a web page. The code does not maintain an active browser session with something like OAuth. It simply logs in with the SOAP API, accesses the data, and displays data. Since Chatter photos are stored internal to Salesforce.com and require an active session, this causes an issue. Well, I found a great blog posts that solves this problem. Take a look here if you ever run across this problem.
Tags: api, chatter, Integration, php, security, soap, tutorial
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Did you know that you can embed your shared Google Calendar directly on your Salesforce.com home page? Well, this can easily be done and it is a GREAT feature.
First, go to your Google Calendar page and click the “Settings” link on the left.
Next, select the Calendar you are interested in…in my case, Consulting.
Next, you will see a section where you can receive code to “embed” your calendar on a web page. Copy the code.
Now, go into Salesforce setup and go to the Home Page Component section.
Add another Home Page Component of type “HTML Area.” Hit the “View in HTML” checkbox and paste in the code. Save.
Now, add this home page component into a Salesforce.com Home Page Layout and take a look at your system wide shared Google Calendar!
Tags: Calendar, free code, Gmail, Google, google calendar, Integration, tutorial
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