1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 25, 2014 2:18 PM by philmodjunk

    Preventing one username being used for multiple logins



      Preventing one username being used for multiple logins

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           Morning All


           I have just uploaded my solution to FM Server for the first time. One thing that i have noticed is that a single username and password can be used multiple times to login to the solution, i.e. if Joe_Bloggs logged in to webdirect and then opened the file on FMGo he could also login as Joe_Bloggs on this device and thus at this moment in time he is using two concurrent connections.


           Is there any way to prevent this?


           Many Thanks in advance




        • 1. Re: Preventing one username being used for multiple logins

               Actually these are not user names. These are account names. Account names are specified in Manage | Security. User names are specified in Preferences. FileMaker confuses things a bit by putting the user name in as the default account name when you first open a password protected file.

               In theory, you could set up a table that logs each user in and out when they open and close FileMaker and thus a script could check this table to see if this is the second case of the same account name being used to log in without first having logged out of the other session.

               But in practice, there's a lot of problems due to the fact that a session might enter in  force quit, system disconnect or a crash and then the user is not logged out and they will not be permitted to re-log back into the file. And users may routinely sleep their IOS device without disconnecting or lose connection due to moving outside of WiFi or 3G/4G range.