Especially in large companies, many employees who do not have their own desktop workstation have to be granted access to the Linchpin intranet on a mobile basis. In addition, there is the challenge that these employees do not use a mobile device managed by the company, so that a BYOD strategy (Bring Your Own Device) must be pursued.
To simplify the onboarding of colleagues for Confluence administrators, it is possible to generate authorization tokens for mobile login via a script directly from Linchpin. These tokens can be created per Confluence user and then converted into a QR code, which can be used by the employee for mobile login via the Linchpin Mobile Gateway.
Make sure to establish a connection between your Linchpin instance and the Linchpin Mobile Gateway in order for the following tutorial to work. Please refer to this step-by-step guide for how to connect with the Linchpin Mobile Gateway.
Complete generation tool
We have created a tool based on JS/node to help you automate the mass creation of qr-codes. It is able to generate the tokens and print QR-Codes as file which you can use directly. The code also could help you as orientation to code a solution in your own dev-environment.
Example for generating user logins as a Confluence administrator using a curl statement
Please note that the following example is intended to illustrate the control of the Rest API. Running the script with the correct parameters creates an access for a given Confluence user that can then be used with the Linchpin Mobile apps. It is possible to address this Rest API call in any programming language.