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Identification from a midlet

 
Ould Nadif
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Hello Everybody,
I am studing what the best way for my server to identify a midlet's user:
-By phone number
-password/user
-etc....
Because I would like integrate payment's system. For this, my server needs identify the client who use the midlet.
Have you already confronted by this situation.
Share with me you experience.
Thank your in advance for you help.
OULD
 
Christian Wolf
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Because I would like integrate payment's system. For this, my server needs identify the client who use the midlet.
The same problem have many servers who need to authenticate their users so that data access is restricted only to valid users. This is not so much a problem of the J2ME or mobile applications, but of the communication layer. Some approaches exist:
  • Extend the HttpConnection class in that way, that it transparently can process cookies using an RMS. These cookies are then sent with each request to the server, in that way allowing the server to identify users.
  • Let the user choose a username/password that you transmit using hashes as a parameter with each request. Comparison of the hashes verifies identity.
  • Use the subscriber ID that is included in the HTTP header by the WAP gateway. This subscriber ID is supposed to be unique for each single mobile phone. But take care: this is unsafe and can easily be forged.


  • I think there are some more ideas that I forgot right now but others might add them.
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    Ould Nadif
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    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply.
    I am studing the question to know the best way to implement the user's identification. I will keep you informed.
    Thanks again
    OULD
     
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