1 Reply Latest reply on May 16, 2012 9:32 AM by TSGal

    login in to ref file pops up



      login in to ref file pops up


      When I reconnect to FMG a dialog box 'opening file' - Login to "_gfx" pops up asking the user to log in to this related file - EVEN though the file is set to auto open as admin -

        • 1. Re: login in to ref file pops up


          Thank you for your post.

          You said:
          > When I reconnect to FMG

          This implies that you left FileMaker Go, and then tried to reconnect (not relaunch).  If so, then it will try to reconnect to any open files at the place where you left the files.  It won't try to auto-open the file, so it will ask you for the username and password, unless you have fmrestorelogin extended privilege active.

          The following is from page 10 of the FileMaker Go Tech Brief at:  http://www.filemaker.com/products/filemaker-go/docs/techbrief_filemaker_go_121_en.pdf


          FileMaker Go supports the “fmrestorelogin” extended privilege. To take advantage of this extended privilege, you must create a new extended privilege using “fmrestorelogin” (no quotes) as the specific keyword.

          FileMaker Go, by default, will not save the user name and password of a file that is terminated. The next time FileMaker Go is launched, it will prompt the user for their credentials and attempt to restore the user’s prior session, except in the following cases:

          • The current user is logged in using a Guest account. FileMaker Go will let the user immediately reconnect as a Guest.
          • The current user is logged into a FileMaker database where automatic log in to the file was turned on in the File Options.
          • The current user is logged in using an account that is associated with the “fmrestorelogin” extended privilege. This privilege exists to allow users to resume an interrupted FileMaker Go session without being further stalled by an authentication dialog. In these cases it may be prudent to recommend that all users lock their devices using the iOS security code feature.

          The “fmrestorelogin” extended privilege works with Auto-Restore Login application setting (Home screen > Settings Menu) in FileMaker Go. If the setting is turned off, a user will always be prompted for their credentials.

          If FileMaker Go is closed as a result of a user pressing the Home button or an incoming call, multi-file solutions will not prompt the user for credentials for every file when “awoken.” FileMaker Go simply prompts a user for credentials when opening the first file. As long as the other files in the solution contain the same account and password, no additional credentials prompt will be displayed. 


          Once you have fmrestorelogin added, you should not be asked for a password each time you return to FileMaker Go from another application.

          Let me know if you need additional clarification.

          FileMaker, Inc.