password management, browser-style

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  1. Tim R
    Tim R avatar
    131 posts
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    Feb 2006

    Posted 09 Dec 2014 Link to this post

    We are not yet developing hybrid mobile apps but soon may be. But I see a potential problem ahead. 

    The problem:  the company wants to write a mobile web app with a number of features, and one of its menu options would launch a legacy extranet web application inside the mobile app on the mobile device.  They want the mobile device to offer to remember the password to the legacy app when it encounters

    <input type="password" autcomplete="on" />

    inside a <form> element on the page, just as a standard modern browser would offer to do.

    If the user says "Yes, remember it", they want the password remembered on the device and auto-filled next time the user opens that web application inside the mobile web app. Ideally, they want the hybrid mobile app to emulate the browser native on the device in terms of how it implements this functionality..

    Can the hybrid mobile app framework be made to do this? Or do we have to retrofit this capability onto our legacy web applications?

  2. Zdravko
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    657 posts

    Posted 11 Dec 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Tim,

    The only option that comes to my mind requires your app to be opened by the InAppBrowser in a separate window where you can execute additional script on an event fired. Even then you will have to do some changes on your web app.

    Here is a blog post providing detailed description how you can obtain the needed data. Then you will have to store it in your mobile app local storage and use it to log the user next time he wanta to access the web app.
    I hope this would do the trick on your side.


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