Windows and Auto Login
On Mac, I'm able to store my login in the keychain so I can just connect to the server database without typing my credentials. Is there a Windows equivalent? Thanks.
Unsure if it will work with FMPS, probably not.http://download.cnet.com/Password-Keychain/3000-2381_4-10072470.html
It would seem nothttp://stackoverflow.com/questions/442923/windows-equivalent-of-os-x-keychain
LastPass is only website specific, as far as I know.https://lastpass.com/
You can, however, put a file on your desktop that automatically logs you into a database file when you double click it. This can be a security risk, however, if you do not properly secure access to the computer where you put this file.
I use security on each computer, only the admin can make changes, so therefore each user account is always password protected. How can I make the auto login file? Thanks.
The method that I have used is this:
Create a fileMaker file.
Use Manage | Security to give this file the same account name and password that you would otherwise use to open and access the password protected file.
Use File Options to specify that this file open itself with this same account name and password
Write a simple script that uses open File to open the password protected file. If the file is hosted on a server, you can use this script step to do an "open remote" action to open the hosted file.
Return to File Options and set up this file to run this open file script each time this "opener" file is opened.
Got it! Thanks. I guess security is still an issue though, since the user can email the file to themself to use on other computers that may not be protected?
Yes, that is a good point.
However, if you are using FileMaker 12, you can use Get ( PersistantID ) to check and see if the script is being performed on a computer for which you have placed this file and not some other computer to which it may have been copied.
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