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Looking for ideas - multi apps on a server

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    Looking for ideas - multi apps on a server


    Looking for some suggestions and have not found any threads for this. (please correct me if I have missed them!)

    I have a client who has a fairly complex web application running on their own server. There are some 50 staff across 5 sites using the system. There is now a need to have as many as 6 other similar applications running using the same structure but all isolated so separate application server instances. Separate databases (on the same MS SQL Server instance) The first of these extra applications is up and running BUT the request has come in to see if it is possible to have a single login access and a menu to go to the relevant application. so in essence a separate browser window for each application that may be opened. Not sure if this may be too complex to consider or if even possible.

    Any thoughts greatly appreciated and if you need more info please shout.


    Glen Schild

    My Blog

    Re: Looking for ideas - multi apps on a server

    If I understand it, you want one security layer across multiple complete and separate applications. Is that correct?
    Steve Wood
    See my profile on IADN


      Re: Looking for ideas - multi apps on a server

      Do each of the apps have user login records? Like could someone login to those apps? If so, or in fact either way, you can create a login screen that fires a5ws_loginuser() to log them in to the other app.
      Steve Wood
      See my profile on IADN


        Re: Looking for ideas - multi apps on a server

        Isolate the websecurity to a seperate schema set up paramaters in the "user" table what database to use for that group connect by using dynamic connection.
        You the have the option to separate the structure and data into schema owners or separate databases pending on your preference. If the app server is part of a AD domain that even easier to handle [optional]
        Last edited by bea2701; 02-10-2015, 05:13 PM.


          Re: Looking for ideas - multi apps on a server

          Thanks guys

          Yes one security layer across multiple applications. Client preference is a single login that takes the user to a menu from which they can launch one or more of the applications. It is currently a v11 application but this may need an upgrade to v12?

          So a5ws_loginuser() on each menu option could work.
          Glen Schild

          My Blog