create a PDF from the DeepSee UserPortal using a headless browser
I hope you're going well.
I am programming a daily reporting that will send by e-mail when people will add a dashboard as favorite by clicking on the star :
I asked Intersystems WRC on how to automatically generate a report with some line coding, but I heard there is no way to do this without a headless Browser.
I downloaded google-chrome to use the "--headless" and "--print-to-pdf" function , to print the HTML content of my dashboard into a PDF. ( I will use $ZF function to launch the generation ).
I also created a delegated application "/userPortal" to be able to use the "ZAUTHENTICATE.mac" routine :
I will put as an argument "Username=pdfOutput" . In this way , It will create a delegate user that only have "read permission" to secure a bit my application.
When I open the next URL in Chrome , It opens the DashboardViewer without any problem :
The URL changed automatically and remove the "Username" part ( redirection security ? )
My problem is the next one :
When I try to generate the PDF with the linux command, it shows the "access Denied" error in the PDF it outputs (as attached file):
sudo google-chrome-stable --no-sandbox --headless --disable-gpu --print-to-pdf http://localhost:52773/userPortal/_DeepSee.UserPortal.DashboardViewer.ze...$$$CM%20consumption.dashboard&Username=pdfOutput
I checked if the ZAUTHENTICATE.mac routine was called, and it is the case ( i put a global to see the time and the name of the "username").
It looks like, with a browser, there is a redirection after authentication that can cause the problem.
I checked the Audit database but I don't have any event for my call.
Does anyone have an idea , or have a better way to print a dashboard without a browser?
Thank you in advance.
I wish you a good day.