FileMaker uses and account name and password for logging on. While the account name can be read, any password typed in is replaced with bullet characters so that other people cannot see what password is being entered.
Is this a file you created or one created by someone else?
Just wondering if you are looking at FileMaker's password log in or some kind of custom designed window or dialog put in place by a different developer...
thanks a lot for your prompt response, actually we are developing an application, there are a lot of application logon information inside, including logon id and password in one table, and now we need to make password in the table invisible to other unauthorized users. in addition, when we create a custom logon screen with tehse logon id and password, we'd like to make password keyin shown in the format of "******".
hope this is clear for you to answer my question.
now we need to make password in the table invisible to other unauthorized users
Don't put the actual password field on any layout in your database. Then it will not be visible. Direct access to other user's passwords should never be needed. A user can specify a change to a new password by entering the new password into a global text field and then the script can update the old with the new while never exposing this data on a layout.
There are also security settigs you can set up that limit a user's access to only specific records. That doesn't seem necessary here, you can limit access to any layout where the field is visible so that only [Full Access} users (You the developer) can see the data on this layout, but if you want to explore that option: See "Editing record access privileges" in FileMaker Help and check out this particular sub section: "Entering a formula for limiting access on a record-by-record basis" for a detailed description of how to set this up.
In addition, when we create a custom logon screen with tehse logon id and password, we'd like to make password keyin shown in the format of "******".
In Show Custom Dialog, you can specify an Input field for your users to use when entering a password. It has an option that replaces the user input with bullet characters to conceal the input from prying eyes.