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Authorizing access to reference a file doesn't take

Question asked by Chris Irvine on Oct 24, 2014
Latest reply on Nov 9, 2018 by Bill Krauss


Authorizing access to reference a file doesn't take


FileMaker Pro


confirmed in v12 and v13 up through 13.0.3

Operating system version

Mac (exhibited on multiple OS versions)

Description of the issue

File cannot be permanently authorized to access other files.

Very similar to issue However, I never have multiple files with the same name and I still experience this problem.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Create a multi-file solution. I've always seen this on solutions with 4 or more files.

Turn on the feature "Require full access privileges to use references to this file" on all of the solution's files.

As necessary, via the automatic prompts, agree to authorize access from one file to another as you are developing on the solution.

Later the attempts to open and use the files still complain about access needing authorization.

This clear bug is in the Security panel. When trying to "Authorize..." you receive an error that keeps you from resolving the problem.

Expected result

Wither via agreeing to automatic prompts or manually authorizing one file to access another, access should be granted and saved into the file.

Actual result

[Full Access] users have to approve access every time they try to use the combination of files.

Non-[Full Access] users can't access referenced files even though attempts have been made to authorize them.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

"FileA.fmp12" is already authorized to open the protected file "FileB.fmp12"

This message appears over the top of the Security panel which clearly DOES NOT show that FileA.fmp12 if the list of authorized files.