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The anonymous user is a Siebel user with very limited access. The anonymous user (defined in the Siebel Database) allows a user to access a login page or a page containing a login form. For LDAP/ADSI authentication, the anonymous user must have a corresponding record in the user directory.
The anonymous user is required even if your applications do not allow access by unregistered users. When an AOM thread first starts up, it uses the anonymous user account to connect to the database and retrieve information (such as a license key) before presenting the login page.
In the eapps.cfg file, you can specify that an anonymous user be used for a single application or as the default for all the Siebel Business Applications you deploy. Even if the anonymous user is specified as the default, any single application can override the default.
If you use one anonymous user for most or all of your applications, you may want to define the anonymous user at the defaults level, which requires less administration. To set a default value for a parameter, such as
If you implement security adapter authentication or database authentication, you can allow or disallow unregistered users to browse a subset of an application's views. If you allow anonymous browsing, users can browse views that are not flagged for explicit login.
NOTE: The anonymous user session caches information; therefore, any changes to data such as catalogs, for example, will not be updated until either the user logs in or the anonymous user session is restarted.
In addition to the
For information about setting Siebel configuration parameters, see Configuration Parameters Related to Authentication.
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