VB5/Active-X / ASP Shared App Security
Posted on 1997-09-04
I was unsure as to where to post this question since it pertains to VB5 / Active Server Pages / VB script and HTML.
I am developing a series of applications for a corporate Intranet using VB5-Active-X for some applications and ASP for others. Each of these applications needs to be able to identify exactly who the user is by SSN.
I am setting up application security that will check against a SQL Server database table to determine that the correct userid and password have been provided and supply back a Social Security Number for the application to identify the user.
I can code a login screen for each application but that will be a huge pain for the users since they'll have to identify themselves to each application.
What I would like is some kind of mechanism that would allow me to collect security info one time for a user and make that information available to all applications. The perfect solution would put the SSN or UID/PWD in a place on the PC (Cookie? or INI file?) where each application could access it each time they start up. It would be perfect if the user could provide login info once and never have to login in again for a matter of months. Perhaps there is an Active-X control that I could use with VB 5 and ASP to provide this functionality.
All users are using Internet Explorer to communicate to an IIS server.
I've been developing in VB for 5 years so I should userstand the VB portion of you answer. I've only been developing in ASP for a few months so I'll need more detailed info no the solution for that environment.