How does SecureLogin "learn" what your usernames and passwords are so it can "remember" them for future logons?

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  • 19-Aug-2009
  • 08-Jan-2014

Environment

SecureLogin
SecureLogin SSO
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Situation

Question

How does SecureLogin ""learn"" what your usernames and passwords are so it can ""remember"" them for future logons?

Resolution

Answer

Once you publish an SSO enabled application using the Directory, the first time the user runs the application, SecureLogin SSO ""sees"" the login panel, and prompts the user to enter their username and password for the application (it detects no username and password are stored in SSO for the user, so SSO must ""learn"" them).

The user fills in their username and password and SecureLogin SSO encrypts them and stores them in the Directory as $Variables e.g. $Username $Password etc. for all future logon attempts ($Variable names are determined in the application definition).

From that point on, every time the application is launched, SecureLogin checks if it has $Variables (e.g. $Username and $Password) stored for the application. If it doesn’t, SecureLogin will prompt the user to enter them. If the values are stored, SecureLogin will simply retrieve the stored credentials, enter them as appropriate, and seamlessly logon to the application.

SecureLogin also manages the stored credentials including password change and expiry on the user’s behalf.

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