Answering this in terms of FileMaker 12....
It is possible to lock fields in FileMaker to prevent specific users from modifying the data in the field and it is possible to lock a Record in FileMaker such that only authorized users may view the data in that record. Conditional formats and other layout techniques can also selectively hide data in specific fields from access by unauthorized users. But actually encrypting the data in a specific field requires a plug in.
With FileMaker 13?
Well, we'll all have to find out as we explore the new options this release makes possible...
Thank you for your post.
FileMaker Pro does not have a built-in ability to "Show, Hide, Lock" fields. However, with Access Privileges, one can limit what fields are visible and/or accessible to the user. You can also use scripts to hide/display information.
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Thanks for your prompt response.
We store a lot of usernames and passwords and other sensitive data in fields and due to a recent client compliancy request we are needing the ability to encrypt are databases and lock fields so that the information within the field is not visible or editable without unlocking and entering passwords.
Regarding third-party plugins, I will look into this but ideally I would like to avoid the use of any plugins.
Thanks again for taking the time to respond.
Thanks guys for your advice. I think that the access privileges along with the show/hide script would be the best way to go here.