Download and launch an Elluminate session from the command line

We use Elluminate Live! for some of our meetings, and it has always bothered me that I have to launch the browser to use Elluminate especially for reoccurring meetings. So one afternoon I set out to fix this problem. I wrote the following script and have been using it for about a month now without any issues. You can set the parameters at the head of the script if you have a reoccurring meeting you want to use, or set the parameters at run time (or in an alias for multiple reoccurring meetings) if you need too.

The only prerequisite for this script is to have javaws installed an in your PATH.

#!/bin/bash

nick="NICKGOESHERE"
participant_password="PASSWORD"
leader_password="PASSWORD"
sid="SID"
output="/tmp/meeting.jnlp"
launch_on_download="true"

#############################################################################
####                   DO NOT EDIT PAST THIS POINT                       ####
#############################################################################

usage() {
  echo "usage: $0 [-n nick] [-p password] [-s sid] [-f file] [-l] [-j]"
	echo -e "\t-n The username"
	echo -e "\t-p The elluminate 'password'"
	echo -e "\t-s The elluminate 'sid'"
	echo -e "\t-l Use the leader password or the provided password is the leader password"
	echo -e "\t-f The output file [default ./meeting.jnlp]"
	echo -e "\t-j Launch the meeting file"
}

password=""
leader="false"

while getopts "hn:p:s:f:l" opt
do
	case $opt in
		n)
			echo "setting nick $OPTARG"
			nick=$OPTARG
			;;
		p)
			echo "setting password $OPTARG"
			password=$OPTARG
			;;
		l)
			echo "using leader password"
			leader="true"
			;;
		s)
			echo "setting sid $OPTARG"
			sid=$OPTARG
			;;
		f)
			echo "setting output $OPTARG"
			output=$OPTARG
			;;
		j)
			launch_on_download="true"
			;;
		h)
			usage
			exit
			;;
		?)
			usage
			exit
			;;
	esac
done

if [ ".$password" == "." ]
then
	if [ ".$leader" == ".true" ]
	then
		password=$leader_password
	else
		password=$participant_password
	fi
fi

if [ ".$output" == "." ]
then
	output_file="meeting.jnlp"
else
	output_file=$output
fi

post_data=""
url=""
curl_type=""
referer=""

if [ ".$leader" == ".true" ]
then
	#Leader needs to be a GET not a POST.  Plus some different headers
	url="https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/meeting.jnlp?sid=$sid&miuid=$password"
	curl_type="GET"
	referer="https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/meeting.jnlp?sid=$sid&miuid=$password"

	curl -s --insecure \
		-H 'Accept:text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8' \
		-H 'Accept-Charset:ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.3' \
		-H 'Accept-Encoding:gzip,deflate,sdch' \
		-H 'Accept-Language:en-US,en;q=0.8' \
		-H 'Connection:keep-alive' \
		-H 'DNT:1' \
		-H 'Host:sas.elluminate.com' \
		-H "Referer:$referer" \
		-H 'User-Agent:Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/22.0.1229.94 Safari/537.4' \
		-X $curl_type \
		$url > $output_file
else
	post_data="username=$nick&sid=$sid&password=$password&submit.x=0&submit.y=0"
	url="https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/meeting.jnlp"
	curl_type="POST"
	referer="https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/meeting.jnlp?sid=$sid&password=$password"

	curl -s --insecure \
		-H 'Accept:text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8' \
		-H 'Accept-Charset:ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.3' \
		-H 'Accept-Encoding:gzip,deflate,sdch' \
		-H 'Accept-Language:en-US,en;q=0.8' \
		-H 'Cache-Control:max-age=0' \
		-H 'Connection:keep-alive' \
		-H 'Content-Type:application/x-www-form-urlencoded' \
		-H 'DNT:1' \
		-H 'Host:sas.elluminate.com' \
		-H 'Origin:https://sas.elluminate.com' \
		-H "Referer:$referer" \
		-H 'User-Agent:Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/22.0.1229.94 Safari/537.4' \
		-d "$post_data" \
		-X $curl_type \
		$url > $output_file
fi


if [ ".$launch_on_download" == ".true" ]
then
	javaws $output_file
fi
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