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Mobile best practices for third-party IDPs with the Digby® app

This information explains the best practices for your library's login pages in order to provide the best user experience when working with Digby.

To work well with Digby, your library's login pages should follow a few best practices. Below are a few things you should make sure your login pages conform to for the best user experience.

  • Set the viewport appropriately for mobile:

    <meta name="viewport"  content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
     
  • Set the following attributes for the username input field:

    <input type="text"  name="username"  id="username"  autocapitalize="off"  autocomplete="off"  spellcheck="false"  autocorrect="off" />

    See: https://weblog.west-wind.com/posts/2...mobile-devices

    If Digby finds a username input field with id or name of "username" on a page that has a password field (type, name, or id is equal to "password"), it will apply these attributes automatically.

    The input field should also be blurred ( .blur() ) to ensure the browser is forced to select it.
     
  • Digby will overlay a close-box (X) in the upper right-hand corner so that a user can escape out of the login flow if necessary.
     
  • Self-signed certificates ARE NOT supported for https flows. You must use real certificates.
     
  • The user interface should be as clean as possible with no links out to other pages; preferably there should be just username, password, and a submit button. Lost password links, etc. should only be provided on desktop versions of the login portal.
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