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SQL Anywhere 10.0.1 » MobiLink - Client Administration » MobiLink Users » Introduction to MobiLink users

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Synchronizations from new users

Ordinarily, each MobiLink client must provide a valid MobiLink user name and password to connect to a MobiLink server.

Setting the -zu+ option when you start the MobiLink server allows the server to accept and respond to synchronization requests from unregistered users. When a request is received from a user not listed in the ml_user table, the request is serviced and the user is added to the ml_user table.

When you use -zu+, if a MobiLink client synchronizes with a user name that is not in the current ml_user table, MobiLink, by default, takes the following actions:

See -zu option.

Preventing synchronization by unknown users

By default, the MobiLink server only recognizes users who are registered in the ml_user table. This default provides two benefits. First, it reduces the risk of unauthorized access to the MobiLink server. Second, it prevents authorized users from accidentally connecting using an incorrect or misspelled user name. Such accidents should be avoided because they can cause the MobiLink system to behave in unpredictable ways.