Embedding a Connect Webview

When you embed a webview inside an iframe, you might want to know when it completes. You can listen to messages dispatched from the iframe to the hosting window for this purpose.

Embedding a Webview in an Iframe

You can use the HTML Iframe to display a connect webview url.

<iframe
  style="border: none;min-height: 600px;height: 100%;width: 100%"
  src="<your connect_webview.url>"
/>

Messages

When a webview is hosted in an iframe, it sends messages to the parent window hosting the iframe using window.parent.postMessage, a cross-origin communication mechanism available in browsers. You can listen for these messages by registering a listener for message events on the window.

window.addEventListener(
  "message",
  (event) => {
    if (event.data?.event?.event_type === "webview.login_successful") {
      // Do something
    }
  },
  false
);

Message Body

Here is a sample message sent by the iframe:

{
    "event": {
		"event_type": "webview.login_successful",
    	"connect_webview_id": "123e4567-e89b-12d3-a456-426614174000"
    }
}

Note that at the top level of the message is a single property: the event object. The properties on this object are described in the Event Properties section.

Event Properties

PropertyTypeDescription

event_type

webview.login_successful or webview.login_failed

Type of event - either a success or failure

connect_webview_id

string

ID of the webview

error_code

string

If the event is webview.login_failed, a code for the error that occurred

error_message

string

If the event is webview.login_failed, a human-readable message for the error that occurred

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