Allowing logins from API ?

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Jaymer
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Allowing logins from API ?

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confused about something

if i'm doing a third party front end to my aware database,
then how am i supposed to get someone logged in?

if a REST service requests an auth for user "Jim" with password "xyzzy",
how am i supposed to compare that to the RegularUser.Password field (which is encoded) to validate the login?

Would it be possible to have a Password2 field, also of type Password.
Then assign Password2 = restAuth.password
THEN compare Password = Password2 ?

Seems like it would also be nice to have a VALIDATE_PASSWORD() function ?
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Re: Allowing logins from API ?

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Jaymer wrote: Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:11 pm Seems like it would also be nice to have a VALIDATE_PASSWORD() function ?
No such function

I use the undocumented PWD_ENCRYPT(<plain text password>) function to encrypt the incoming password and then compare that with the RegularUser Password field.

Use the Context Assistant for details on the function.
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Re: Allowing logins from API ?

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Yes, thx, works perfectly
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