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WebEx Web Conferencing URL API FAQ


 

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Basic Integration

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Basic Integration

What is the MU or BU in URL API calls?
MU is used only with the AT=LI command and is the destination of the host once the login command is successful. This URL can only point back to the WebEx Web Conferencing hosted site. If it is set to GoBack, it will use the value in the BackURL (BU). BU is the destination for the host/attendees once the command has completed its process. This can be a URL pointing to anywhere accessible on the Internet.

How do I get a meeting key and start an instant meeting?
The meeting key can be used for a number of reasons but many use this information for tracking other meeting information in a database on the partner side. The AT=IM command does not return a meeting key, the meeting is started as soon as the command is issued. Use the AT=SM command to schedule the meeting which will return a meeting key, then immediately use the AT=HM to host the meeting using the key just received.

What is List open meetings (m.php?AT=OM) used for?
List Open Meetings returns a list of meetings in progress and could be used to determine if a meeting was running over its appointed duration to avoid overage charges.

Does List Meetings (m.php?AT=LM) act like the Today's Meeting page on the WebEx Web Conferencing hosted site?
No, it returns a list of scheduled meetings for the current host. For information on how to obtain a list of Today's Meetings, see Tips & Tricks.

What's the difference between Common Entry Points and the WebEx Web Conferencing URL API?
While the API allows full control of the look and feel of the user experience, the Common Entry Points do not. They result in rendered pages but, in some cases, allow access to items that the WebEx Web Conferencing URL API currently does not.

Can't we copy the URL's from the WebEx Web Conferencing pages on our own sites?
Many customers and partners alike have at some point attempted to use the links found on the WebEx Web Conferencing hosted site within pages on their sites. Though in some instances this may work, it is not supported as these links change from time to time. Only the use of the Common Entry Points and the WebEx Web Conferencing URL API's are supported.

The AT=SU command doesn't have a BU, how do we know whether the host account is created?
A servlet or applet, even ASP, can be used to parse the tags returned in the page. The tags will contain a SUCCESS or FAIL message. You can find more information on the format of the tags in the WebEx Web Conferencing URL API Reference Guide.

Where do we go if the existing WebEx Web Conferencing URL API won't do what we need?
WebEx Web Conferencing has a fee-based service through our Professional Services Organization. This team can help, in most cases, with anything from simple Single Sign In implementations to complex modifications that involve hosted changes to the WebEx Web Conferencing API.

Security

What are the IP and Domain Referrer?
A customer or partner can request the addition of their IP addresses and Domain information to their site configuration. In conjunction with the use of the p.php, this will ensure that the process to create new users as well as the login process are more secure.

What is a PID (Partner ID)
The PID used in the new user creation process is a unique key assigned to each URL. This security measure ensures that the creation of a new user is being authorized by the appropriate party. If the incorrect PID is used, an error message is displayed and the user is not created.