Integration and Single Sign on with Slack

Already using Slack, and want to use Papyrs as a wiki/intranet site for your Slack team? With the Papyrs for Slack app you can easily search your (wiki) pages and post new notes right from Slack using the /papyrs command. You’ll also be able to use Single Sign On and log in to Papyrs directly with your Slack account.

Read more at Papyrs – A Wiki for Slack.

Search your Papyrs wiki/intranet from Slack:

Post notes with links back to the conversation:

Single Sign On:

Papyrs Real Time Activity Stream

Today we’re introducing a couple of improvements to the Activity Stream.

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The most important change is that the Activity Stream is has become real time. What does this mean? It means that whenever posts a comment, submits a form, creates or updates a page the activity feed will get updated immediately! This includes discussions on pages that use the Discuss widget. This means you can finally have real-time conversations on Papyrs!

When the real time feed is working you should see a green light next on the Feed page (number 1. in the screenshot). If you don’t see the green light (even after refreshing the feed page) then your browser doesn’t support real time notifications.

We also added yellow envelope icons next to the groups on the right hand side of the activity feed. Click those icons to toggle whether you want to receive email notifications for activity in that group (number 2. in the screenshot).

Finally, new activity gets highlighted in the feed so you can easily recognize which items are new. New items have a brightly colored bar to on their left side (number 3. in the screenshot). The color of the bar depends on on your site’s Theme settings.

That’s it for now. Thanks for reading!

Requirements: A recent version of Chrome, Safari (Mac or iOS), Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.

Two-factor Authentication in Papyrs

Today we introduced two-factor authentication which you can enable for extra security. With two-factor authentication two different things (factors) are required to log in: something you know (your password) and something you have (your phone).

So when two-factor authentication is enabled you can no longer log in just by entering your password, you will also need to enter a time-based security code from your phone.

Apps
Our implementation is compatible with OTP apps such as:

  • Google Authenticator for iOS,
  • Google Authenticator for Android, and
  • Microsoft Authenticator for Windows Phone

Papyrs usesĀ Time based One Time Password (TOTP).

Enabling two-factor authentication

1. Go to Settings > General. Then Select “Enable two-factor authentication”.

Two-Factor Authentication in Settings

2. Enter your password and scan the QR code in your OTP smartphone App.

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3. Enter your OTP security code from your smartphone app.

Two-Factor Enabled

4. Success! Two-factor authentication is now enabled.

That’s it for this update. More coming soon!

Major Papyrs Update!

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We’ve just launched a major new version of Papyrs, with a complete overhaul of the visual appearance and a ton of new features (including the highly anticipated responsive version for mobile devices).

  • The upgrade is available today for all customers (at no charge)
  • Customers can upgrade to the new version by navigating to Settings > Theme. If the new version isn’t to your taste you can simply switch back.

    Read all about this update here

Papyrs in 2015

2015 was a great year for Papyrs. We did a lot of work to improve performance and to make the Papyrs back end rock solid and faster than ever. This investment paid off. We didn’t have any unscheduled downtime this year our service was available 99.99% of the time, despite upgrades, software improvements, and the occasional hardware failure. More and more companies rely on Papyrs every day, so this is a result we’re definitely proud of.

To close out the year we’re announcing a couple of new features that we’ve recently rolled out:

Bulk change email notifications

With Papyrs you can subscribe to email notifications for each individual page. This way your email inbox doesn’t get flooded with emails updates about pages you don’t care about. You can subscribe or unsubscribe to a page with a click. Easy enough. However, when you want to change your email notification preferences for a hundred or a thousand pages having to change your preferences one by one takes a long time. So now there’s a single place where you can subscribe and unsubscribe for every page on your site in one go:

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Just check or check the boxes next to the pages you want to get email updates for and hit save at the bottom.

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Administrators can also change the email notification preferences of other people in their team. Just impersonate the user and visit their email notification settings page.

iFrame/Media widget and 3rd party widget improvements

  • Custom iFrame widgets can now go full screen. Handy if you embedded Vimeo or YouTube videos onto your pages.
  • You can now have use variables g_user and g_email in your iFrame widgets

For example you can do something like this to create a link that contains the user’s email address and name. Handy when you want to integrate with 3rd party applications:

<a target='_parent' class='yourbutton'/>

<script>
$('a.yourbutton')
  .attr('href', "#" + encodeURIComponent(g_email))
  .text('This button is for ' + g_user);
</script>

Active Directory just-in-time synchronization

Papyrs synchronizes every night with the Active Directory server to get the most up-to-date user information. This means that when a newly user is added to the directory they may not be able to log in to Papyrs yet, because Papyrs doesn’t know the user exists. We improved this: Papyrs now checks with the Active Directory server to see if there are new users during the login process.

Anonymous forms

You can now configure Papyrs Forms to be anonymous.

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Just check the box labeled Make form submissions anonymous in the Form properties window. This is great for handling sensitive complaints and reports, where people may only be willing to fill out the form on condition of anonymity.

New RSS widget

Our old RSS widget relied on Google’s Feed API service, which sadly got discontinued last month. Papyrs now has a new RSS widget (still found as an option under Media Widget) that supports all common RSS formats.

Thanks!

We’d like to thank all our customers and all the individual users who use our service. Special thanks to those of you who took the time to report bugs and other glitches that help us squash the trickiest bugs.

We hope you had a great year and we wish you spectacular 2016! Happy new year from the Papyrs team!