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Siebel Remote authenticates before it connects to the local database. The remote client only supports database authentication through the security adapter on the remote client.
CAUTION: The remote client does not support authentication from a third party or authentication that is proprietary to your organization.
How Siebel Remote Sets the Local Database Password
You can set the password in the local database in one of the following ways:
You can configure Siebel Remote to encrypt the local database password before it sends this password to the Siebel Server for authentication. For information about RSA SHA-1 encryption of the local database password, see Configuring Encryption for the Local Database Password and Setting Encryption on the Local Database Password.
Features You Can Use to Manage Remote Passwords
To manage the remote database password, you can use the following features:
- Application Lockout. You can specify the maximum number of consecutive, unsuccessful login attempts that the user can make. If the user unsuccessfully attempts to log in after exceeding the number of times that you specify, then Siebel Remote locks that user out of the Siebel application on the remote client for a time period that you can also specify. The user cannot synchronize the local database with the server database during that time period.
- Password Expiration. You can configure a password for a remote database to expire automatically after a set interval. If you use this feature, then Siebel Remote examines the age of each remote database password when the user starts the remote client and when stand-alone synchronization starts. If the password expires, then Siebel Remote prompts the user to set a new password before that user can synchronize or log in to the Siebel application on the remote client.
- Password Syntax Validation. You can require that a remote client password conform to certain format guidelines regarding the number and combination of alphabetic characters, numerals, or special characters that this password must contain. Format validation also examines any newly proposed password to make sure that it does not duplicate any of a certain number of previous passwords that this user used. You can specify the number of past passwords that Siebel Remote examines.
- User Password Reset. To reset a user password, you can use an administrator account to log in to the Siebel application on the remote client. You reset the user password so that it expires immediately. Siebel Remote then prompts the user to change the password during the next login.
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