Why does Ambition require password authentication to view TVs?
Our device doesn't support password authentication. Is there another option?
How do I use token-based authentication?
Are there any other reasons I would need token-based authentication?
Requiring an Ambition Username and Password is a layer of security before being able to access the organizational data that's displayed on Ambition TV slides.
Device Doesn't Support Password Authentication
If you are using third-party software, digital signage solution, browser, etc that does not support password-based authentication, we can issue you a URL token instead.
Each URL token is associated to an active account in Ambition, and a single token can be used across multiple TV URLs. Currently tokens cannot be refreshed, but a new token can be issued to another user in Ambition in the event a new token is needed.
Use Token-Based Authentication
A single token can be used for multiple TV URLs.
If you are using token-based authentication, you will need to append the following to your TV URL
Locate TV URL through Ambition
1. Open the left navigation and click TVs.
2. Click on the TV URL that you are needing to display through token-based authentication.
3. Appended the token issued to you by Ambition to the end of the respective TV URL.
URL + Token =
The link containing Ambition TV URL + Token can now be copy/pasted directly into a browser or digital signage solution which will immediately display an Ambition TV without any username or password.
View TV Content without an Ambition Account
While displaying TVs on third-party software or digital signage systems that don't support password-based authentication is the main reason for using token-based authentication, a token can also be issued if your Organization wished to share TV content with users who do not have Ambition accounts.
Use Case: The CEO wishes to have an Ambition TV running in their office, but the CEO does not have an Ambition account. Token-based authentication would allow for the CEO to access TV content without needing to have an Ambition user license.
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