File-Level Access Security

Table of contents:

Troubleshooting

Forgotten Admin Password

What can I do if I forget my Admin password and no longer have [Full Access] privileges?

Unfortunately, you're out of luck. In the past, FileMaker was able to open its own databases and provide access again, but this is no longer technically possible given the encryption used.

We recommend that you create two accounts with [Full Access] privileges and make sure that you (or a single person in your organization) aren't the only one who can gain full access into a database file.

Converted Passwords

I have converted my files from FileMaker Pro 6 to FileMaker Pro 8, and it appears my passwords no longer work. Why might this be the case?

Passwords in FileMaker 8 (and FileMaker 7 before it) are case sensitive. In versions prior to 7, passwords were not case sensitive. For instance, "fish" might open your database when "Fish" is the actual stored password. To remedy this problem, simply return to your database in FileMaker Pro 6 (or earlier) and change the offending password, and then reconvert the files.

Database Doesn't Appear on FileMaker Server

I am hosting a file on FileMaker Server. It's open and I know my [Full Access] admin account information, but the file doesn't show up in the list of databases available on that server.

Remember that to access a FileMaker file remotely through the network, you will need to turn on the extended privilege for FileMaker Network Access. Even though you have a [Full Access] account, by default no extended privileges are enabled for any accounts within FileMaker.

Closing and Reopening File for Testing

I'm trying to enable security settings, and I keep having to close and reopen the file to do proper testing. Is there some better way to test other accounts?

We strongly recommend that you create a logout script and button for your users to use. Then, after that's available via whatever interface you choose, we recommend folding some conditional logic in for you as a developer. If, for example, you hold down the Shift key in the following script, it will perform a relogin step without forcing the user to close and reopen the file:

Logout
# purpose: Logout with relogin for testing
# Shift key performs relogin
If [ Get ( ActiveModifierKeys ) = 1 ]
 Re-Login [ ]
Else
 Close File [ Current File ]
End If
#



Part I: Getting Started with FileMaker 8

FileMaker Overview

Using FileMaker Pro

Defining and Working with Fields

Working with Layouts

Part II: Developing Solutions with FileMaker

Relational Database Design

Working with Multiple Tables

Working with Relationships

Getting Started with Calculations

Getting Started with Scripting

Getting Started with Reporting

Part III: Developer Techniques

Developing for Multiuser Deployment

Implementing Security

Advanced Interface Techniques

Advanced Calculation Techniques

Advanced Scripting Techniques

Advanced Portal Techniques

Debugging and Troubleshooting

Converting Systems from Previous Versions of FileMaker Pro

Part IV: Data Integration and Publishing

Importing Data into FileMaker Pro

Exporting Data from FileMaker

Instant Web Publishing

FileMaker and Web Services

Custom Web Publishing

Part V: Deploying a FileMaker Solution

Deploying and Extending FileMaker

FileMaker Server and Server Advanced

FileMaker Mobile

Documenting Your FileMaker Solutions



Using FileMaker 8
Special Edition Using FileMaker 8
ISBN: 0789735121
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 296

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