Could you not create a bunch of groups at once and assign them default credentials, then dish out the creds as new clients come aboard? ITs not programatic, but allows you to not have to access the server each time.
Alternately and better what about add the groups in and have those groups use external Auth that way you can easily lock people out too?
Really how many groups (Client accounts) will you really need per server. I would create say 20 groups and assign them externally then as new ones come and go you can issue in round robin fashion. This can all be controlled external then.
You can even clean out old abandoned Group folders via your controlling and admin app.
Carl Horton wrote:
Only the FileMaker Server/Admin/conf/server_config.xml file has this information, but an entire FileMaker Server restart is necessary for it to re-read the config file.
Have you tried just restarting the admin server part of FMS?
Other than that I agree with delfs suggestion; nice and clean.
That is a nice workaround. In our case the folders correspond to customer ID numbers so we'd have to perform some radical changes in our software to have it understand the new generic folder / group scheme, but at least that is a possibility. Thank you for the suggestion.
You are correct, I am able to just restart the adminserver portion and see changes in the server_config.xml file reflected. I'll have to experiment a bit to make sure I can truly control it this way but I'm hopeful this is the solution. I'll post back with more information in a few days in case others are interested. Thank you for the help.
Yes, do post back with what you end up doing...
In our case the folders correspond to customer ID numbers...
Also Folders are not customer centric.
Folder "ID's" belong to the customer, thus the can be reassigned. No radical changes I don't think?
I would think ...