Customize the Form

Customize the Form from the Dashboard

You can now customize the form from Cotter's Dashboard > Project > Design.

Customizable Features that are not available in the Dashboard:

Advanced Configuration Reference

You can use our advanced config to have more functionality:

Usage:

var cotter = new Cotter(config); // πŸ‘ˆ Put the config in here
​
cotter
.signInWithLink()
.showEmailForm()
.then(payload => {})
.catch(err => {});

Config:

Here's an example of a complete configuration:

var config = {
// Required Basic Configuration
ApiKeyID: "<your-API-KEY-ID>",
Type: "PHONE", // EMAIL or PHONE
ContainerID: "cotter-container-signup",
IdentifierField: "phone",
​
// Change Country Code
CountryCode: ["+62"], // IT HAS TO BE AN ARRAY
​
// Styling
ButtonBackgroundColor: "#000000",
ButtonTextColor: "#ffffff",
ButtonText: "Sign Up Now",
ButtonBorderColor: "#D2D3FF", // don't specify for no border
​
// Adding fields
AdditionalFields: [
{
label: "Full Name",
name: "name",
placeholder: "Enter your full name"
}
],
​
// Intercepting before authentication is processed
OnBegin: payload => {
if (payload.identifier != "+12345678910") {
return "Phone Number is not allowed";
}
return null;
},
// Add WhatsApp option to send verification code
// (only for type = PHONE)
// ################################################
// # πŸ‘ˆPlease read the section about WhatsApp πŸ‘ˆ #
// # to comply with WhatsApp's Policy #
// ################################################
PhoneChannels: ["SMS", "WHATSAPP"], // default = ["SMS"]
// WhatsApp Button Styling
ButtonWAText: "Continue with",
ButtonWATextSubtitle:
"Tell your customer that you'll be sending the verification code via WhatsApp",
ButtonWABackgroundColor: "#128C7E",
ButtonWABorderColor: "#075E54",
ButtonWATextColor: "#ffffff",
ButtonWALogoColor: "white",
};

Description

Field Name

Description

Required

ApiKeyID

your API_KEY_ID

Y

Type

"EMAIL" or "PHONE"

Y

ContainerID

id of the <div> where you want to serve Cotter Form.

Y

ButtonBackgroundColor

Button background color. Use HEX format (e.g. #000000)

N

ButtonTextColor

Button text color. Use HEX format (e.g. #FFFFFF)

N

ButtonText

Button text. Default is "Sign Up Without Password"

N

​AdditionalFields​

Additional fields that you want to include in the JSON obj. Check the specs for Additional Fields Object below

N

IdentifierField

Field name for the identifier to include in the JSON obj. For example, if you want to include the phone number in the JSON obj under key "phone", then fill in IdentifierField = "phone"

Y

​OnBegin​

A function that will be called before the signup process begin. Check the specs for OnBegin below

N

​CountryCode​

An Array of country code options for the user

N

PhoneChannels

An Array of channels to send verification code to your users. Default value is ["SMS"].Available values are SMS and WHATSAPP. For example, to allow both SMS and WhatsApp, specify ["SMS", "WHATSAPP"]

N

Additional Fields

The additional fields will be used to generate more <input> fields for your users. The format is as following:

var config = {
...
AdditionalFields: [
{
label: "Full Name",
name: "name",
placeholder: "Enter your full name"
},
{
label: "Address",
name: "address",
placeholder: "Enter your address"
},
{
label: "Prefilled Info",
name: "prefilled",
type: "hidden", // type can be "hidden", "text" or "number"
initial_value: "autofill value"
}
],
}

Available types: hidden, text, number

This will be sent to you to the RedirectURL endpoint above as part of the JSON object. For example, with the fields above, you'll get a JSON object like the following.

JSON Object to be sent to RedirectURL:

{
"token": {...},
[IdentifierField]: "+12345678910",
​
// Additional Fields
"name": "Hello World",
"address": "Street Address",
"prefilled": "autofill value"
...
}

​

OnBegin

This function will be invoked before the Signup/Login process. You will receive the following payload as a parameter to your function

Payload passed into your OnBegin function

var payload = {
identifier: "+12345678910",
identifier_type: "PHONE",
device_type: "BROWSER",
device_name: "Chrome ..."
};

You can do a check against the identifier here before the form is submitted.

If you include OnBegin key, you have to either return an error string, or return null if you want to continue the authentication process:

A. If you want to continue submission:

return null;

B. If you want to stop submission with an error:

return "Your error message";

Example:

OnBegin: payload => {
if (payload.identifier != "+12345678910") {
return "Phone Number is not allowed";
}
// No error, continue submission
return null;
},

​

CountryCode

The default value is CountryCode: ["+1"];

If you specify this, you have to use an array even though you only need 1 country code!

ex. with 1 country code

CountryCode: ["+1"];

ex. with 2 country codes

CountryCode: ["+62", "+91"];

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