Integrating a Node.js App Using Canvas


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Do you have an application living on an external server that you want to surface within Salesforce and easily view from any device? Join us to see how Docusign tailored a Node.js app to integrate within Salesforce using Canvas. You'll learn how to get a Node.js app working in Canvas, and produce responsive design that works on desktop and Mobile. This will be a hands-on session with a code sample that you can apply in your development.

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Integrating a Node.js App Using Canvas

  1. 1. Integrating a Node.js App Using Canvas JavaScript Everywhere Mike Borozdin, DocuSign, Director of Integration Development @mikebz
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  3. 3. About DocuSign Vision Leader in Users 60M Empower organizations to “keep business digital.” 27M 12M Leader in Market Share #1 on AppExchange 65,000+ Customers including: ▪11 of top 15 in insurance ▪10 of top 15 in technology ▪10 of Top 15 in wealth management ▪600+ credit unions *
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  5. 5. Customers Joining Us on Value Journey Financial Services Insurance High Tech Communications/ Media Healthcare Real Estate & Property Mgmt Government Everywhere
  6. 6. Mike Borozdin Director, Integration Development @mikebz
  7. 7. What Is This App?
  8. 8. Why Node.js? DocuSign uses Node.js in a lot of integration and front end applications today •One less language •Non-blocking •Package Manager (npm) •Great for APIs (JSON) •Way easier to find Engineers
  9. 9. Benefits of Canvas • Language Independence • Less limits • Easier Debugging (keep logs as long as you want) • Existing Libraries • JavaScript SDK • Simplify OAuth handshake
  10. 10. Setting Up The App 1) Go to Setup -> Create -> Apps 2) In the “Connected Apps” select new 3) Fill out minimal information for Oauth and Supported App Types
  11. 11. Get a Jump Start With My Sample - clone! Generate your own SSL cert openssl genrsa -out ssl-key.pem 1024 openssl req -new -key ssl-key.pem -out certrequest.csr openssl x509 -req -in certrequest.csr -signkey ssl-key.pem -out ssl-cert.pem Run the web app!
  12. 12. Canvas App Previewer
  13. 13. Some Decisions Authentication: OAuth Backend Calls vs JavaScript SDK Modules node-salesforce vs nforce Where does the app appear?
  14. 14. Mike Borozdin Director, Integration Development @mikebz
  15. 15. DocuSign at Dreamforce Visit our Booth Network with Top DocuSign Executives ▪Moscone West #301 ▪ Executive Summit ▪Moscone North #1918 ▪ Wed, November 20 ▪DocuSign Developer Zone (Moscone West) ▪ 3-6 pm, W Hotel
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