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Authentication is the process of verifying the identity of a user. The Siebel Mobile Connector uses the Siebel security adapter authentication architecture for authenticating Siebel application users to external partner applications. This architecture supports authentication to Microsoft Active Directory Server and LDAP-compliant directories. Additionally, partners may also create their own authentication mechanism by writing to the Siebel Security Adapter API. For more information, go to http://ebusiness.siebel.com/supportweb and perform a browse/search for Security Adapter SDK.
Partner applications must log in to the Siebel Web Engine to instantiate a user session and must log out to terminate the session. A user's session is managed in SWE by using cookies or an authentication mode without cookies.
When a user logs in to the Siebel Web Engine, SWE dynamically generates session cookies or uses an authentication mode without cookies. Cookies are generated by default and include a Session ID that is used to track the session. If cookies are disabled or if a user's browser does not support cookies, then the Session ID for each page is included in its URL.
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