AccuWB Integration Guide for Developers


If you want to integrate your application or college portal with the Engineerica's Whiteboard, please read the explanation below on how to add a launch button to your application.

General API Access

There's a public service that the whiteboard exposes. You, a developer, can take advantage of this to integrate your application with the whiteboard.

The service is located at You have to specify the query parameter "action" at least, plus the command-specific arguments. See the full list of API commands:

Basic Whiteboard Integration

You need to have the following information before starting:

  • AccuWB Domain (eg, yourcollege)
  • AccuWB User name (eg, john)
  • AccuWB Password (eg, p@ssw0rd)

You can either hard-code this in your site or prompt it to the user if you are going to publicly distribute your application.

Then, escape or encode the parameters

Then make a GET request to the following URL:{0}&username={1}&password={2}&method=token

Replacing {0}, {1} and {2} by the encoded domain, user name and password. The username is usually an email.

The response will be in JSON format, so you need to parse it. A common response will look like this:

{ "message": "Invalid username or password.",
"error_flag": "",
"success": false,
"results": [] }

Also, you can add  &format=xml  at the end of the URL and the response will be returned in XML. For example:

<message>Invalid username or password.</message>

A valid response will have successfully been set to true and a token value that we will use in a moment. A valid JSON response will look like this:

{ "token": "00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000",
"FirstName": "William",
"FullName": "William Juarez",
"success": true }

Once you have parsed the JSON or XML result, the valid token has to be sent to AccuWB in a web browser. For example, if you are developing a desktop application, open the default web browser on the computer; if you are developing a website, you might want to redirect (temporarily using an HTTP 302 result) to the following address:{token}&fwd=/#Meet/Rooms

Where {token} is the received token, for example: