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How to send logged in user and credentials to web service
Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. How to send logged in user and credentials to web service
  Alejandro A Sosa
  All
  Jul 4, 2017 @ 10:10am

We are implementing hosting our vfp desktop app in the cloud using remote app.

When our app starts it calls a web service to obtain the data directory and application rights. It sends name of logged in user. How can it send a verifiable credential without forcing user to enter a new password?

TIA,

Alex

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: How to send logged in user and credentials to web service
  Rick Strahl
  Alejandro A Sosa
  Jul 5, 2017 @ 01:47pm

You need to tokenize your authentication data somehow, pass it to the service so it can unwrap it. Basically you need to ecnrypt the data in such a way that:

  • It's not readable en-route
  • That you can encode/decode on both ends

This means both client and server need some sort of common encryption key they share.

+++ Rick ---

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: How to send logged in user and credentials to web service
  Alejandro A Sosa
  Rick Strahl
  Jul 5, 2017 @ 01:59pm

Thank you very much Rick!

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