As a new OEM for Sybase 12, we're being told we have to send an authentication string or our connections will become read only after 30 seconds and we'll get an authentication error (which we have seen). Is there documentation that explains how this string must be passed? Specifically:
If we can pass the string similar to the encryption key or user/pass then we could limit our changes.
If we have to pass the string AFTER we obtain the DB connection, then we will have to change each program.
This should be documented in the chapter SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Starting and connecting to your database » Using SQL Anywhere database servers Authenticated SQL Anywhere applications in the docs.
AFAIK, you need to register to get the OEM key, cf. Obtaining authentication signatures.
The connection authentication can be made both
So, to answer your actual questions: