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SQL Anywhere 10.0.1 » MobiLink - Client Administration » MobiLink Users

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User authentication architecture

The MobiLink user authentication system relies on user names and passwords. You can choose either to let the MobiLink server validate the user name and password using a built-in mechanism, or you can implement your own custom user authentication mechanism.

In the built-in authentication system, both the user name and the password are stored in the ml_user MobiLink system table in the consolidated database. The password is stored in hashed form so that applications other than the MobiLink server cannot read the ml_user table and reconstruct the original form of the password. You add user names and passwords to the consolidated database using Sybase Central, using the mluser utility, or by specifying -zu+ when you start the MobiLink server.

See Creating and registering MobiLink users.

When a MobiLink client connects to a MobiLink server, it provides the following values.

Custom authentication

Optionally, you can substitute your own user authentication mechanism.

See Custom user authentication.