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

 

Prompting end users to enter passwords

Each end user must supply a MobiLink user name and password each time they synchronize from a MobiLink client, unless you choose to disable user authentication on your MobiLink server.

To prompt your end users to enter their MobiLink passwords

  • The mechanism for supplying the user name and password is different for UltraLite and SQL Anywhere clients.

    • UltraLite   When synchronizing, the UltraLite client must supply a valid value in the password field of the synchronization structure. For built-in MobiLink synchronization, a valid password is one that matches the value in the ml_user MobiLink system table.

      Your application should prompt the end user to enter their MobiLink user name and password before synchronizing.

      See UltraLite synchronization parameters and network protocol options.

    • SQL Anywhere   Users can supply a valid password on the dbmlsync command line. If they do not, they are prompted for one in the dbmlsync connection window. The latter method is more secure because command lines are visible to other processes running on the same computer.

      If authentication fails, the user is prompted to re-enter the user name and password.

      See -c option.