SOMERSET, NJ – December 23, 2016 – Spatial Data Logic has recently released an update to the SDL Portal, which features several improvements in the customization and functionality of the software. This improved functionality focuses on improved settings for user login and request submissions, in addition to customization regarding property owner information.
Unregistered User Requests
As a result of the most recent update, SDL Portal users now have the ability to allow citizens to complete and submit request forms without logging in to a portal account. Any active web request may now be configured to permit this functionality, allowing public users who are logged out or who do not have Portal accounts to complete and submit request forms.
Requests submitted in this way, or unregistered requests, will require users to provide basic contact information, including their name, email address, phone number and address. Towns also now have the ability to choose to enable a “recaptcha” security check, mandatory for public users to complete before being permitted to submit a request.
Embedded Requests on Town Websites
SDL has now streamlined the look and experience of adding a portal request form directly to a municipal website. This streamlining includes new settings and an admin page, in order to provide web developers with easy access to the links and access IDs needed for implementation. Embedded request forms will allow for easy login and sign up processes, for those requests that do require an account. However, it is also possible to utilize the new unregistered user setting, for a seamless form entry process for town website users.
Custom Text for Request Submit Steps
Before completing requests, SDL Portal users can also now add custom text to the submit step. This can act to alert users to specific information as they complete the request process online and can be configured for any available web request.
Property Owner Information Redaction
By default, property owner information is currently displayed on the property pages, in search results and on our maps. With the most recent update, towns can now choose to redact owner name data for public users on the property page, on the maps page and in all search results and search selection processes.
If it is necessary to block public access to specific properties, SDL Potral users can now add or remove properties to a blocked list in your town admin section.
Blocked properties will still be available in all searches and be fully available to internal SDL users. If a public user attempts to access blocked information, a simple message on the property page will be enabled, informing users that they do not have access.