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I am not very sure whether this is the correct forum to post this question. In case someone feels there is some other appropriate forum for this, please move it there.
Here's what we are trying to achieve:
- We have a J2EE application deployed on Websphere(this question is not specific to Websphere, though). - The user is provided with a login page where he can enter his username/password and access the application.
Our requirement is if a user "xyz" logs in from one browser on a machine and then later on from some other browser(but the same machine), tries to access the application, he should NOT be shown the login page. He should be allowed to access the page directly. Briefly, if a user is already logged in from a different instance of browser, he should NOT be shown the login screen again, until he logs out.
1) Is this similar to Single SignOn(or is this completely different from Single SignOn)? 2) If yes, are there any Open Source libraries which we can use in our application to achieve this?
If not, what are the alterantives able for implementing this requirement?
So this is no where related to Single SignOn, right?(just wanted to make sure).
Also, this appears to be application specific issue and should be handled by application specific logic, right?
Thanks for pointing to cookies. If we need to write some application specific logic of handling this, would maintaing the logged in user names in a database be a better option(in case cookies are disabled)?