JP5191076B2 - Information providing apparatus and method - Google Patents

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JP5191076B2
JP5191076B2 JP2001304279A JP2001304279A JP5191076B2 JP 5191076 B2 JP5191076 B2 JP 5191076B2 JP 2001304279 A JP2001304279 A JP 2001304279A JP 2001304279 A JP2001304279 A JP 2001304279A JP 5191076 B2 JP5191076 B2 JP 5191076B2
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[0001]
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to a technique for providing information by a web server, a groupware system (information sharing system), and the like, and particularly, provides information in a seamless manner with an external information processing service.
[0002]
[Prior art]
A groupware system that provides functions such as an electronic bulletin board (electronic conference room, message board), mail transmission / reception, schedule management, telephone directory management, and facility use reservation management is known. These are very suitable for sharing information within an organization such as a company. In particular, the web-based groupware system can be used in an intranet environment and an extranet environment, and is optimal for information sharing. Incidentally, the user may desire to use an external web-based application such as a reservation service or a search service in addition to the service provided by the groupware system. In such a case, it is necessary to log in and receive a service separately from the groupware system. It would be very convenient if an external service could be used seamlessly with the groupware system.
[0003]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
The present invention has been made in view of the above circumstances, and an object thereof is to enable seamless use of a groupware system and an external service.
[0004]
[Means for Solving the Problems]
According to this invention, in order to achieve the above-mentioned object, the configuration as described in the claims is adopted. Here, prior to describing the invention in detail, supplementary explanations of the claims will be given.
[0005]
That is, according to one aspect of the present invention, in order to achieve the above-described object, information for receiving a login request accompanied by a user ID from a client device and transmitting a service providing document describing a service providing screen to the client device. In the providing apparatus: an information processing service storage unit that stores information for specifying an information processing service outside the information providing apparatus main body for each user ID; a login procedure storage unit that stores a login procedure for logging in to the information processing service Means for receiving a user ID; means for reading a login procedure for logging in to an information processing service corresponding to the received user ID from the login procedure storage means; and correspondingly using the read login procedure After logging in to the information processing service, the corresponding information processing Service providing document generating means for generating the service providing document configured to incorporate at least a part of the document transmitted from the service; the service providing document generated by the service providing document generating means; Means for transmitting to the client device is provided.
[0006]
In this configuration, it is possible to automatically log in to an external information processing service when logging in to the information providing apparatus main body, and incorporate the external information processing service in the service providing screen of the information providing apparatus main body. Therefore, the service provided by the information providing apparatus main body and the external service can be used seamlessly by the user. As a result, the service providing screen of the information providing apparatus main body can be used as the portal screen for the external service.
[0007]
The information providing device is, for example, a groupware system that provides functions such as an electronic bulletin board (electronic conference room, message board), mail transmission / reception, schedule management, telephone directory management, facility use reservation management, and the like.
[0008]
The document is described in a language such as HTML (or XML).
[0009]
The information specifying the external information processing service may be the name, abbreviation, or address of the external information processing service itself, or may be an identifier of a login procedure for logging in to the external information processing address, or correspondingly. It may be an identifier of a login program. In short, any information may be used as long as an external information processing service can be specified.
[0010]
According to another aspect of the present invention, in order to achieve the above-described object, the information providing apparatus stores: information for identifying information processing service outside the information providing apparatus main body for each user. Means for storing an access procedure to the information processing service; means for receiving user specifying information for specifying a user; and accessing the access procedure for accessing an information processing service corresponding to the received user specifying information Means for reading from the procedure storage means; after accessing the corresponding information processing service using the read access procedure, the same content or substantially the same as the document transmitted from the corresponding information processing service Means for transmitting a document including at least the contents of the above to the client device.
[0011]
In this configuration, a predetermined access procedure is automatically executed for an external information processing service so that the information processing service can be used. The execution of the access procedure for the information processing service may be automatically performed with access to the information providing apparatus main body, or an operation such as a menu list or a toolbar icon arranged on the service providing screen of the information providing apparatus main body is operated. It may be performed when it is done. The service providing screen of the information processing service may be provided as a part (frame) of the service providing screen of the information providing apparatus main body, or may be displayed on another window screen. When the service providing screen of the information processing service is displayed in the frame (part of the screen) of the service providing screen of the information providing apparatus main body, the document of the subsequent information processing service may be similarly displayed in the frame. It may be displayed on another window screen. When displaying in the said frame, what is necessary is just to describe the name of the said frame as a target (target) which outputs the anchor information in a frame.
[0012]
Access to the information providing apparatus main body and the information processing service may be a login process, a simple HTTP request, or an arbitrary aspect. The user may input a user ID and password, or may be freely accessible. Further, authentication may be performed based on the device number of the client device, for example, the device ID of the mobile phone. You may authenticate using the information of a user ID module (UIM) card or a subscriber ID module (SIM) card.
[0013]
Here, “the same content or substantially the same content as the document transmitted from the information processing service” means filtering a part of tag descriptions (<HTML>, <BODY>, etc.) or relative path It also includes the one that converts to an absolute path. Further, the description also includes a description (for example, using an inline frame method) that allows the same document to be retrieved by a browser.
[0014]
According to still another aspect of the present invention, in order to achieve the above object, a web server device that accepts an access request from a client device and provides a predetermined service to the client device: Means for transmitting cookie information describing a session ID related to the server apparatus main body; information processing service storage means for storing information for identifying a web-based information processing service outside the web server apparatus main body for each user ID; Means for reading out information specifying an external web-based information processing service stored in the processing service storage means and accessing the information processing service; and sending from the information processing service in response to the access to the information processing service At least part of the web document Means for transmitting to the client device; means for receiving cookie information describing a session ID relating to the information processing service from the information processing service; and receiving the address of the client device and session information relating to the information processing service to the information processing service. Cookie information to be described is handed over, and means for requesting the information processing service to transmit the cookie information to the client device is provided.
[0015]
In this configuration, the cookie information received from the external service by the web server body is returned to the external service together with the address of the destination client device, and the external service sends the desired cookie information to the client device again. . Therefore, it is possible to pass cookie information between the web server body and the external service. The cookie information is typically a session ID, but is not limited thereto. It is preferable to manage the name so that the cookie information issued by the web server main body and the cookie information issued by the external service do not conflict.
[0016]
The external service (external web server) needs to provide a program (for example, a CGI program) that receives the cookie information and the client address received from the web server main body and transmits the cookie information to the client device again.
[0017]
The present invention can be realized not only as an apparatus or a system but also as a method. Of course, a part of the invention can be configured as software. Of course, a software product (recording medium) used for causing a computer to execute such software is also included in the technical scope of the present invention.
[0018]
The foregoing aspects of the invention and other aspects of the invention are set forth in the appended claims and will be described in detail below with reference to examples.
[0019]
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
Examples of the present invention will be described below.
[0020]
FIG. 1 shows an embodiment in which the present invention is applied to a groupware system. In this figure, a groupware system 10, an external system 20, a client terminal (client device) 30 and the like are connected to the Internet 40. In this embodiment, as will be described in detail later, a web application (external application or external service) provided by the external system 20 can be seamlessly provided with the service of the groupware system 10. For example, as shown in FIG. 7, the service provided by the groupware system 10 such as schedule management, electronic bulletin board, and e-mail and the service of the external application provided by the external system 20 are displayed in the same manner on the top page. (For convenience, in FIG. 7, the external application is shown in a satin pattern. Of course, it can be displayed in an arbitrary manner).
[0021]
In this example, the groupware system 10 provides a groupware system to various companies, organizations, and groups. The user can receive various groupware services from the client terminal 30a connected to the LAN 109 inside the organization, or can access the groupware system 10 via the Internet 40 using the client terminal 30 from the outside. A similar service can be provided.
[0022]
The client terminal 30 is connected to the Internet service provider 50 by dial-up using, for example, a PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) protocol, and is connected to the Internet 40 via the Internet service provider 50.
[0023]
The groupware system 10 includes a web server 101, an application server 102, a database management system 103, a mail server 105, a mail reception client 106, a mail transmission client 107, a router 108, and the like. These computer resources are connected to the LAN 109.
[0024]
The web server 101 receives an HTTP request from a client (client terminals 30 and 30a) according to an HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) protocol, and transfers an HTTP response to the client in response to the request. The HTT response includes, for example, an HTML document (XML document) in the body. The application server 102 executes various processes based on the program name and arguments sent from the client via the web server 101. Instead of the application server 102, a CGI (Common Gateway Interface) program of the web server 101 may be used. The database management system 103 manages the database 104. The database 104 stores various data used for a schedule system, an electronic bulletin board system, a reservation system, a telephone directory system, and the like. Various information for logging in to an external application, which is data particularly relevant to this embodiment, is also stored in this database 104. Various information for logging in to the external application will be described in detail later.
[0025]
A specific groupware system function is realized by using the web server 101, the application server 102, and the database management system 103. The client can use various functions of the groupware system on a web basis.
[0026]
The mail server 105 executes an SMTP (simple mail transfer protocol) daemon and a POP3 (post office protocol version 3) daemon, and delivers mail and downloads from a mailbox.
[0027]
The mail receiving client 106 sends out a mail read request to the POP3 daemon of the mail server 105 on behalf of the client when the mail is accessed on the web base and takes out the mail. The retrieved mail is transferred to the client as an HTML document via the web server 101 and viewed on the web base.
[0028]
The client terminal 30 is, for example, a personal computer, a workstation, an intelligent game machine, an intelligent home appliance (for example, a television receiver, a set-top box), an intelligent fixed phone, or an intelligent mobile phone carried by the user. A mobile phone, a portable information terminal, etc., and a web browser 302 is mounted. The client terminal 30 can access the groupware system 10 and perform electronic bulletin board system, electronic mail, schedule management, reservation management, telephone book browsing, and the like. Since the groupware system 10 is disclosed on the Internet 40, it is desirable to perform personal authentication such as a password or group authentication. It is desirable to provide a security mechanism such as a firewall as appropriate.
[0029]
Next, the external application call processing of this embodiment will be described. As already mentioned, the feature of the external application call processing is that the service of the external application and the service of the groupware system 10 are displayed together.
[0030]
FIG. 2 schematically shows important parts of the groupware system 10, the web server 201 of the external system 20 and the browser 302 of the client terminal 30 in relation to the external application call. The ten session management units 110 manage sessions that are started based on user login processing. Session management can be basically performed using a cookie technique. For details on cookies, see “http://home.netscape.com/newsref/std/cookie_spec.html”. The session management unit 110 generates a unique session ID at the start of a session, assigns the session ID to the session, and stores a session variable such as a user ID obtained according to login processing (for example, shown in FIG. 5) in the session database 111. doing.
[0031]
The external application login control unit 112 of the groupware system 10 obtains information on the used external application designated in advance by the user from the user database 113 and logs in to the external application (call program 202 of the web server 201) on behalf of the user. To prepare. The external application login control unit 112 includes a login program calling unit 114 and a login program storage unit 115. The login program storage unit 115 stores various login programs. A login program is typically prepared for each external application. Of course, one login program may be used for a plurality of applications. The login program can be configured as a CGI program of the web server 101, for example. The login program calling unit 114 refers to the user database 113 and extracts a login program log name and an argument to be passed to the login program necessary for logging in the registered application of the user. Pass the argument to the login program. The called login program exchanges information necessary for the login procedure with the calling program 202 of the web server 201 of the external system 20 via http or https (SSL). Alternatively, as described later, a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) described so as to deliver a user ID and a password to the calling program 202 is prepared as source information of the inline frame.
[0032]
A web document (also referred to as an HTML document, an XML document, or a web page) describing the first screen of the web application provided by the web server 201 is finally passed to the external application login control unit 112, and this web document is assembled as a top page. To part 116. Alternatively, as described later, a URL described so as to pass the user ID and password to the calling program 202 is passed to the top page assembling unit 116 as source information of the inline frame. The top page assembling unit 116 creates a web document describing the top page by referring to the user database 113 and the groupware service and external application information registered for the user. At this time, the top page assembling unit 116 incorporates a web document describing the first screen of the web application sent from the web server 201 of the external system 20 into the target top page / web document.
[0033]
When the web browser 302 of the client terminal 30 supports the inline frame function, the URL for retrieving the web document describing the first screen of the external application may be described as the source of the inline frame of the target top page / web document. . This point will be described later. Microsoft Internet Explorer (trademark) of Microsoft Corporation supports inline frames.
[0034]
When the inline frame is not used, only the elements necessary for document assembly are extracted from the web document describing the first screen of the web application and embedded in the target top page web document. For example, <HTML>, <BODY>, <HEAD>, <META>, <LINK>, <BASE>, <! Since DOCTYPE>, <FRAME>, <FRAMESET>, <TITLE>, and <STYLE> are unnecessary when they are integrated into one document, they are skipped. If the URLs of SRC, HREF, ACTION, and BACKGROUND are relative URLs that do not start with “http: //” or “https: //”, these paths are accessed by the web server 201 of the external system 20. It is converted into an absolute path based on the previous URL.
[0035]
The top page web document assembled by the top page assembly unit 116 is returned to the web browser 302 of the client terminal 30. When the inline frame is used, the browser 302 reads the top page web document of the external application from the web server 201 of the external system 20 described by the source tag of the inline frame of the top page web document. As a result, the completed top page is displayed to the user.
[0036]
Thereafter, the user can make a desired service request to the external application using the display of the external application embedded in the top page. For example, in the example shown in FIG. 7, the top page of the external application is embedded in the upper right and the left center of the top page (shown with a satin pattern). In the “Reservation” service) display, a check-in time and the like can be input using a form to receive a desired search service. Further, although not shown in the figure, the “hotel hotel search / reservation” service can also be a reservation service.
[0037]
The web server 201 of the external system 20 includes a program group 203 that provides a service and a calling program 202 that provides an interface for the program group. Note that the calling program 202 also has a function of transferring cookie information to and from the web server 101 of the groupware system 10. That is, the calling program 202 of the web server 201 of the external system 20 uses the cookie information itself issued to the virtual client of the groupware system 10 and the address of the actual client device of the destination to the web server of the groupware system 10. 101 has a function of receiving cookie information from the client 101 and sending it to the destination client device again.
[0038]
Next, an operation when logging in to the groupware system 10 using the client terminal 30 will be described. In this description, the web browser 302 of the client terminal 30 supports inline frames, and the inline frame method is used as it is for assembling the top page.
[0039]
FIG. 3 shows an outline of a procedure executed in the groupware system 10, and the procedure is as follows. In this example, basic authentication is performed.
[0040]
[Step S10]: A login request is received from the client terminal 30. This login request includes authentication information such as a user ID and a password.
[0041]
[Step S11]: The user database 113 is referenced to check the user ID and password. If the authentication is unsuccessful, the following access is denied. Of course, a web document that prompts the user ID or password to be input again may be returned to the client terminal 30.
[0042]
[Step S12]: If the basic authentication is successful, the service content profile is extracted from the user database 113. This profile defines which service of the groupware system 10 is used and in what form the service is displayed. In addition, in the profile of the service contents, information on the external application registered by the user (name or identifier of the login program for logging in to it) and information necessary for accessing the external application (argument passed to the login program) are also described. Has been.
[0043]
[Step S13]: Take out the name (identifier) of the login program for logging in to one external application from the profile of the service contents and the argument to be passed to this login program, and incorporate it into the top page of the groupware system Generate information for.
[0044]
When the browser 302 supports an inline frame, typically, the address of the call program 202 of the web server 201 of the external system 20 for logging in to the external application and the argument necessary for login are converted into a URL, and , It can be information of the external application to be incorporated in the top page. That is, the login program reads the address of the calling program 202 of the web server 201 of the external system 20 stored in advance, and the URL composed of this address and a desired argument is stored in a desired page on the top page of the groupware system 10. If described as a source of an inline frame, the first page of the external application can be embedded in a desired inline frame of the groupware system 10. For example, “IFRAME SRC =” (address of the calling program 202 of the web server 201 of the external system 20)? (User ID) = value1? (Password) = value2 "name = (inline frame name) width = (width value) height = (height value) align = (alignment criterion)".
[0045]
When the browser 302 does not support the inline frame, the virtual client is started to negotiate the login with the external application, and the HTML document output as a result is received. This HTML document is analyzed and organized as described above, and is used as information to be incorporated into the top page of the groupware system 10.
[0046]
Whether or not the browser 302 supports an inline frame can be determined according to the type of the browser 302 (USER_AGENT, which is identified based on the header of the request message from the browser 302).
[0047]
[Step S14]: The information to be incorporated is incorporated into the top page of the groupware system 10.
[Step S15]: If other registered external applications remain, the process returns to step S13 and the process is repeated. If no other registered external application remains, the process proceeds to step S16.
[Step S16]: A web document describing the assembled top page for the groupware system is transmitted to the web browser 302 of the client terminal 30. The session number of the groupware system can be sent to the web browser 302 of the client terminal 30 using “Set-Cookie” (or a meta tag for setting cookies) described in the header of the response message at this time. When accessing the service of the groupware system 10, the cookie information of this session number is sent to the groupware system 10 each time, and the session is maintained.
[0048]
Next, the processing of the web browser 302 of the client terminal 30 to which the web document describing the top page for the groupware system has been sent in step S16 in FIG. 3 will be described.
[0049]
FIG. 4 shows the processing of the web browser 302 at this time. This process is as follows.
[0050]
[Step S20]: The top page web document for the groupware system is received from the web server of the groupware system 10.
[Step S21]: A content element is extracted based on the description of the source described in the web document.
[0051]
When embedded information is sent to the browser 302 using an inline frame, that is, when the browser 302 supports an inline frame, HTML is sent from the web server 201 of the external system 20 using the source information described in the inline frame. Take out. Cookie information (session number of the external application) is passed to the web browser 302 when HTML to be inserted into the inline frame is returned from the web server 201 of the external system 20.
[0052]
When the web browser 302 receives a desired service of the external system 20, cookie information (external application session number) is sent from the web browser 302, and the session of the external application is maintained.
[0053]
For example, a system administrator can register an external application that can be used by the user. Information different for each group or each user, such as a user ID and password, may be passed to the login program as an argument.
[0054]
If an inline frame is not used, the web browser cannot acquire cookie information from an external application as it is. In this case, the virtual client once acquires the cookie information, and passes this cookie information and the address of the browser 302 (client terminal 30) to a desired CGI program of the web server 201 of the external system 20. The CGI program of the web server 201 receives the address and cookie information of the browser 302, sends a message including “Set-Cookie: ˜” to the browser 302 again, and sends the cookie information (session information of the external application) to the browser 302. To pass.
[0055]
This is the end of the description of the external application call operation.
[0056]
Next, registration of an external application will be described.
[0057]
The system administrator registers an external application using a user interface as shown in FIG. In this example, “title” (can be arbitrarily named), “URL” (login program address), basic authentication user ID and password, other arguments, method, kanji code, virtual agent, timeout, and the like are designated. A virtual agent describes a user agent supported by an external application. For example, if the external application supports only the browser of a mobile terminal with a web function and rejects other browsers, describe that the browser is a mobile terminal browser with such a web function as a virtual agent. To do.
[0058]
If the user setting is permitted, the user can overwrite the argument as shown in FIG.
[0059]
Further, the user can designate the arrangement of each component on the top page using a user interface as shown in FIG.
[0060]
The present invention is not limited to the above-described embodiments, and various modifications can be made without departing from the spirit of the invention. For example, in the above example, the top page of the external application is incorporated into the top page of the groupware system. However, pages after the top page may be incorporated. Further, a button (icon) or the like for calling an external application may be provided on a toolbar or the like, and the external application may be automatically called by operating the button. In this case as well, when a button to be called is operated, a corresponding login program is started and login is automatically performed. A top page or the like sent from an external application can be captured and displayed in a desired window or inline frame (specifying a target).
[0061]
In addition, as shown in FIG. 11, a groupware system menu is displayed on a mobile phone, fixed phone, or other information terminal having a web browsing function, and an external application (in this example, “hotel hotel reservation” is displayed in this menu). Service). When an external application option is selected, the corresponding login program is activated and the top page of the external application is automatically displayed. As a result, an external service can be handled as if it were one service in the groupware.
[0062]
In the above embodiment, a login program is provided and an external application used by the user is registered by registering the login program for each user. However, when an inline frame is used, an external application calling program is registered. A URL describing that a user ID or password is delivered to the address may be described as inline frame source information. In this case, there is no need to provide a login program for each external application. A single login program may synthesize the URL and incorporate it into the document on the top page of the groupware system.
[0063]
In the above example, information related to the user such as the session ID is exchanged using the cookie technique. However, the information may be exchanged using an argument included in the URL.
[0064]
【Effect of the invention】
As described above, according to the present invention, services provided by an information providing system such as a web-based groupware system and services provided by an external web-based information processing system can be used seamlessly.
[Brief description of the drawings]
FIG. 1 is a diagram illustrating a groupware system according to an embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 2 is a diagram schematically showing a configuration related to an external application call in the embodiment.
FIG. 3 is a flowchart for explaining processing executed in the groupware system 10 in connection with an external application call in the embodiment described above.
FIG. 4 is a flowchart illustrating processing executed by the browser 302 in connection with an external application call according to the embodiment described above.
FIG. 5 is a diagram illustrating a session database according to the embodiment.
FIG. 6 is a diagram illustrating a user database according to the embodiment described above.
FIG. 7 is a diagram illustrating an example of a top page of the groupware system 10 of the above-described embodiment.
FIG. 8 is a diagram illustrating an example of setting of a login program by an administrator in the embodiment.
FIG. 9 is a diagram illustrating an example of setting of a login program by a user in the embodiment.
FIG. 10 is a diagram for explaining an example of customization of the top page of the groupware system 10 by the user in the embodiment.
FIG. 11 is a diagram for explaining a modification of the embodiment.
[Explanation of symbols]
10 Groupware system
20 External system
30 client terminals
30a client terminal
40 Internet
50 Internet Service Provider
101 Web server
102 Application server
103 Database management system
104 database
105 mail server
106 Mail receiving client
107 Email sending client
108 router
110 Session Management Department
111 session database
112 External application login control unit
113 User database
114 Login program call section
115 Login program storage
116 Top page assembly department
201 Web server
202 Calling program
203 programs
301 office
302 Web browser

Claims (5)

  1. For a groupware system that accepts a login request with a user ID from a client device and transmits a service provision document describing a service provision screen forming a top page to the client device so that various services can be provided from the top page In the server device,
    Information processing service storage means for storing information for specifying an information processing service outside the groupware system server device body for each user ID;
    Login procedure storage means for storing a login procedure for logging in to the information processing service;
    Means for receiving a user ID upon a login request from the client device to the server device body for the groupware system;
    Means for reading out a login procedure for logging in to the information processing service corresponding to the received user ID from the login procedure storage means;
    The service providing document configured to incorporate at least a part of a document transmitted from the corresponding information processing service after logging in to the corresponding information processing service using the read login procedure. A service providing document generating means for generating;
    Means for transmitting the service providing document generated by the service providing document generating means to the client device as a document for displaying a top page in the client device as a response to the login request;
    The service providing document generation means receives a document transmitted from the information processing service, includes at least a part of the document in the service providing document,
    The server device body for the groupware system delivers the cookie information describing the session ID related to the information processing service received from the information processing service and the address of the client device to the information processing service, and Requesting the client device to transmit cookie information describing a session ID related to the information processing service.
  2. In a web server device for a groupware system that enables a service providing document describing a service providing screen to be transmitted to the client device in response to an access request from the client device, so that various services can be provided from the service providing screen .
    Means for transmitting cookie information describing a session ID related to the groupware system web server device body to the client device;
    Information processing service storage means for storing information for identifying a web-based information processing service outside the groupware system web server main body for each user ID;
    Means for reading out information for identifying an external web-based information processing service stored in the information processing service storage means and accessing the information processing service;
    A document including at least a part of a web document sent from the information processing service in response to access to the information processing service is sent to the client device as a response to an access request from the client device to the server device body for the groupware system. Means for transmitting to the client device as a document for displaying the service providing screen ;
    Means for receiving cookie information describing a session ID related to the information processing service from the information processing service;
    Means for handing over the address of the client device and cookie information describing a session ID relating to the information processing service to the information processing service and requesting the information processing service to transmit the cookie information to the client device A web server device for a groupware system characterized by the above.
  3. In a composite system comprising a first web server device and another external second web server device connected to the first web server device via a communication network,
    The first web server server device includes:
    Means for receiving cookie information from the second web server device;
    Means for handing over the received cookie information and the address of the destination client device to the second web server device and requesting the second web server device to transmit the cookie information to the client device; Have
    The second web server device is
    Means for receiving address and cookie information of a destination client device from the first web server device;
    And a means for transmitting the cookie information as its cookie information to the destination client device.
  4. The server device for the groupware system that has received the login request with the user ID from the client device transmits a service providing document describing the service providing screen forming the top page to the client device and provides various services from the top page. In the groupware system information provision method that enables
    An information processing service storage step for storing information for specifying an information processing service external to the groupware system server device body for each user ID;
    A login procedure storing step for storing a login procedure for logging in to the information processing service;
    Receiving a user ID upon a login request from a client device;
    Reading a login procedure for logging in to the information processing service corresponding to the received user ID;
    The service providing document configured to incorporate at least a part of a document transmitted from the corresponding information processing service after logging in to the corresponding information processing service using the read login procedure. A service generation document generation step to be generated; and
    Transmitting the service providing document generated in the service providing document generating step to the client device as a document for displaying a top page on the client device as a response to the login request;
    The service providing document generation step receives a document transmitted from the information processing service, includes at least a part of the document in the service providing document,
    The server device body for the groupware system delivers the cookie information describing the session ID related to the information processing service received from the information processing service and the address of the client device to the information processing service, and Requesting the client device to transmit cookie information describing a session ID related to the information processing service.
  5. The server device for the groupware system that has received the login request with the user ID from the client device transmits a service providing document describing the service providing screen forming the top page to the client device and provides various services from the top page. In a groupware system computer program used to enable
    An information processing service storage step for storing information for specifying an information processing service external to the groupware system server device body for each user ID;
    A login procedure storing step for storing a login procedure for logging in to the information processing service;
    Receiving a user ID upon a login request from a client device;
    Reading a login procedure for logging in to the information processing service corresponding to the received user ID;
    The service providing document configured to incorporate at least a part of a document transmitted from the corresponding information processing service after logging in to the corresponding information processing service using the read login procedure. A service generation document generation step to be generated; and
    Causing the computer to execute the step of transmitting the service providing document generated in the service providing document generating step to the client device as a document for displaying the top page in the client device as a response to the login request. Used for
    The service providing document generation step receives a document transmitted from the information processing service, includes at least a part of the document in the service providing document,
    Further, the groupware system computer program is:
    The upper Symbol cookie information describing the session ID relating to the information processing services received from the information processing service, and the address of the client device, and delivered to the information processing services with respect to the information processing service, to the client device the groupware system for a computer program, characterized in that use a step of requesting to transmit the cookie information describing the session ID relating to the information processing service to be executed by the computer.
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