1. John Niespodzianski
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Thursday, 20 July 2017 18:56 PM UTC

First, it's awesome to see all of the activity in the forums -- exciting to see PB having a renaissance!

Now, for my question:

A desktop app I currently support uses Windows authentication for the app and database login - it grabs the current Windows domain/machine and user info and passes it through.

When deploying a test mobile app, it became clear this won't work when dealing with a deployed PowerServer mobile environment.

Ideally, we'd like to avoid having the user enter their credentials every time they launch the app (we're using role-based security, etc).  Is there an easy way to manage/persist the user identity from device to device, session to session?  Or another strategy I should pursue?




Chris Pollach @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Friday, 21 July 2017 00:21 AM UTC
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. # 1

Hi John;

  What about using the device's name via the of_getname() method or the device's ID via the of_getdeviceid () method? Then relate that back to an MS-Windows user ID for Windows Authentication.

Regards .. Chris

  1. John Niespodzianski
  2. Friday, 21 July 2017 03:20 AM UTC
Thanks Chris - I'll give this a shot!


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