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SQL Anywhere 11.0.0 » MobiLink - Client Administration » Introduction to MobiLink Clients » MobiLink users

 

Introduction to MobiLink users

A MobiLink user, also called a synchronization user, is the name you use to authenticate when you connect to the MobiLink server.

For a user to be part of a synchronization system:

  • A MobiLink user name must be created on the remote database.
  • The MobiLink user name must be registered with the MobiLink server.

MobiLink user names and passwords are not the same as database user names and passwords. MobiLink user names are used to authenticate the connection from the remote database to the MobiLink server.

You can also use user names to control the behavior of the synchronization server. You do so using the username parameter in synchronization scripts.

See Using remote IDs and MobiLink user names in scripts.

The MobiLink user name is stored in the name column of the ml_user MobiLink system table in the consolidated database.

The MobiLink user name does not have to be unique within your synchronization system. If security is not an issue, you can even assign the same MobiLink user name to every remote database.

UltraLite user authentication

Although UltraLite and MobiLink user authentication schemes are separate, you may want to share the values of UltraLite user IDs with MobiLink user names for simplicity. This only works when the UltraLite application is used by a single user.

See UltraLite user authentication.


Creating and registering MobiLink users
Providing initial passwords for users
Synchronizations from new users
Prompting end users to enter passwords
Changing passwords