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The following tutorial shows you how to authenticate against the NICE DCV server, connect to it and render the DCVViewer React component from the NICE DCV Web UI SDK.


You need to install React , ReactDOM , Cloudscape Design Components React , Cloudscape Design Global Styles and Cloudscape Design Design Tokens .

$ npm i react react-dom @cloudscape-design/components @cloudscape-design/global-styles @cloudscape-design/design-tokens

You would also need to download NICE DCV Web Client SDK . See Getting started with the NICE DCV Web Client SDK to read the step-by-step guide on how to do that.

You must create an alias for importing the dcv module, since it is an external dependency for NICE DCV Web UI SDK. For instance, if you are using webpack to bundle your web app, you can use the resolve.alias option like so:

const path = require('path'); module.exports = { //... resolve: { alias: { dcv: path.resolve('path', 'to', 'dcv.js'), }, }, };

If you are using rollup for bundling, you can install @rollup/plugin-alias, and use it like so:

import alias from '@rollup/plugin-alias'; const path = require('path'); module.exports = { //... plugins: [ alias({ entries: [ { find: 'dcv', replacement: path.resolve('path', 'to', 'dcv.js') }, ] }) ] };

Step 1: Prepare your HTML page

In your web page, you must load the required JavaScript modules and you should have a <div> HTML element with a valid id where the entry component of your app will be rendered.

For example:

<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en" style="height: 100%;"> <head> <title>DCV first connection</title> </head> <body style="height: 100%;"> <div id="root" style="height: 100%;"></div> <script type="module" src="index.js"></script> </body> </html>

Step 2: Authenticate, connect and render the DCVViewer React component.

This section shows how to complete the user authentication process, how to connect the NICE DCV server, and how to render the DCVViewer React component.

First, from the index.js file, import React , ReactDOM and your top level App component.

import React from "react"; import ReactDOM from 'react-dom'; import App from './App';

Render the top level container node of your app.

ReactDOM.render( <React.StrictMode> <App /> </React.StrictMode>, document.getElementById("root") );

In the App.js file, import the NICE DCV Web Client SDK as a ESM module, the DCVViewer React component from the NICE DCV Web UI SDK, React and the Cloudscape Design Global Styles package.

import React from "react"; import dcv from "dcv"; import "@cloudscape-design/global-styles/index.css"; import {DCVViewer} from "./dcv-ui/dcv-ui.js";

Following is an example showing how to authenticate against the NICE DCV Server and render the DCVViewer React component from NICE DCV Web UI SDK, provided the authentication was successful.

const LOG_LEVEL = dcv.LogLevel.INFO; const SERVER_URL = "https://your-dcv-server-url:port/"; const BASE_URL = "/static/js/dcvjs"; let auth; function App() { const [authenticated, setAuthenticated] = React.useState(false); const [sessionId, setSessionId] = React.useState(''); const [authToken, setAuthToken] = React.useState(''); const [credentials, setCredentials] = React.useState({}); const onSuccess = (_, result) => { var { sessionId, authToken } = { ...result[0] }; console.log("Authentication successful."); setSessionId(sessionId); setAuthToken(authToken); setAuthenticated(true); setCredentials({}); } const onPromptCredentials = (_, credentialsChallenge) => { let requestedCredentials = {}; credentialsChallenge.requiredCredentials.forEach(challenge => requestedCredentials[] = ""); setCredentials(requestedCredentials); } const authenticate = () => { dcv.setLogLevel(LOG_LEVEL); auth = dcv.authenticate( SERVER_URL, { promptCredentials: onPromptCredentials, error: onError, success: onSuccess } ); } const updateCredentials = (e) => { const { name, value } =; setCredentials({ ...credentials, [name]: value }); } const submitCredentials = (e) => { auth.sendCredentials(credentials); e.preventDefault(); } React.useEffect(() => { if (!authenticated) { authenticate(); } }, [authenticated]); const handleDisconnect = (reason) => { console.log("Disconnected: " + reason.message + " (code: " + reason.code + ")"); auth.retry(); setAuthenticated(false); } return ( authenticated ? <DCVViewer dcv={{ sessionId: sessionId, authToken: authToken, serverUrl: SERVER_URL, baseUrl: BASE_URL, onDisconnect: handleDisconnect, logLevel: LOG_LEVEL }} uiConfig={{ toolbar: { visible: true, fullscreenButton: true, multimonitorButton: true, }, }} /> : <div style={{ height: window.innerHeight, backgroundColor: "#373737", display: 'flex', alignItems: 'center', justifyContent: 'center', }} > <form> <fieldset> {Object.keys(credentials).map((cred) => ( <input key={cred} name={cred} placeholder={cred} type={cred === "password" ? "password" : "text"} onChange={updateCredentials} value={credentials[cred]} /> ))} </fieldset> <button type="submit" onClick={submitCredentials} > Login </button> </form> </div> ); } const onError = (_, error) => { console.log("Error during the authentication: " + error.message); } export default App;

The promptCredentials , error , and success functions are mandatory callback functions that must be defined in the authentication process.

If the NICE DCV server prompts for credentials, the promptCredentials callback function receives the requested credential challenge from the NICE DCV server. If the NICE DCV server is configured to use system authentication, then the credentials must be provided in the form of a user name and a password.

If authentication fails, the error callback function receives an error object from the NICE DCV server.

If the authentication succeeds, the success callback function receives an array of couples that includes the session id ( sessionId ) and authorization tokens ( authToken ) for each session that the user is allowed to connect to on the NICE DCV server. The code sample above updates the React state to render the DCVViewer component on successful authentication.

To know more about the properties accepted by this component, see the NICE DCV Web UI SDK reference.

To know more about self-signed certificates, see the Redirection clarifications with self-signed certificates.

Updating from AWS-UI to Cloudscape Design System

Starting SDK version 1.3.0 we updated our DCVViewer component from AWS-UI to its evolution: Cloudscape Design.

Cloudscape uses a different visual theme than AWS-UI, but the underlying code base remains the same. Thus, migrating your application based on the DCVViewer should be easy. To migrate, replace the AWS-UI related NPM packages you've installed with the associated Cloudscape packages:

AWS-UI package name Cloudscape package name
@awsui/components-react @cloudscape-design/components
@awsui/global-styles @cloudscape-design/global-styles
@awsui/collection-hooks @cloudscape-design/collection-hooks
@awsui/design-tokens @cloudscape-design/design-tokens

For further details on the migration please refear to the AWS-UI GitHub documentation page.