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What is OWF?
OWF is a web application that allows users to easily access all their online tools from one location. Not only can users access websites and applications with widgets, they can group them and configure some applications to interact with each other via widget intents.
Widgets are distributed web applications running inside an iframe. They provide flexible versions of the tools that you use every day. Consider creating widgets for e-mail accounts, maps, word processing and spreadsheet tools, useful websites or anything else you'd like to access from a single screen.
Dashboards are layouts used to arrange and display your widgets. These layouts are easy to create and customize. If you find the perfect layout that displays everything you need to complete a project, you can export that dashboard and share it with the rest of your team.
Widget Intents secure communication between widgets. OWF ships with several examples of this technology including Channel Shouter and Channel Listener widgets that talk to each other and a contact list that sends addresses to a mapping widget.
Security in OWF matches the needs of the organization. OWF is controlled via plugin modules that allows custom access on a user-byuser basis. The flexibility of the framework enables widget developers to easily include their own widget-based security. That means you can give a user access to OWF but exclude them from specific widgets.