The standard auto-login link is available through the dashboard and can be used to share the account with multiple people. The link itself is available for an unlimited period. Only in the case when this URL gets leaked, multiple people could potentially get unauthorized access to the specific content.
Therefore, for more sensitive data and the protection of content, we offer the following solution:
Personal auto-login links
Through our REST API, we offer a method to request personal auto-login links. In this set-up, your application can request specific URL's per user with specified expiration dates. The requested link will only grant access for that specific time period - for example, a day. In this period the user can open the projects, after one day they need to request a new link in your application. By setting the expiration date in a correct way, lost auto-login links will never give access to the public.
What is a REST API?
For example, you’re trying to find videos about 'Spiderman' on Youtube. You go to Youtube, type “Spiderman” into the search bar, hit enter, and you will see a list of videos about Spiderman appear on your screen. A REST API works in a similar way. You search for something, and you get a list of results back from the service you’re requesting it from.
An API ('application programming interface') is a set of rules that allow programs to talk to each other. The developer creates the API on the server and allows the client to talk to it.
REST determines what the API looks like. It stands for “Representational State Transfer”. It is a set of rules that developers follow when they create their API. One of these rules states that you should be able to get a piece of data (called a resource) when you link to a specific URL.
Each URL is called a request while the data sent back to you is called a response
This option is only available in combination with a Maglr Enterprise license. Contact support for more information.