External authentification to login Admin Console fail if not Admin

Discussion created by Fred(CH) on Dec 10, 2015
Latest reply on Dec 15, 2015 by Fred(CH)

Product and version

FileMaker Server 11 Advanced – Version


OS and version

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard



If an account externally authenticated is not member of ADMINISTRATORS on the FileMaker Server Windows machine, but only member of POWER USERS, this Active Directory (AD) account cannot login successfully the Admin Console : "Invalid name or password" message displayed.


How to replicate

Specify and validate the desired AD Group within the Admin Console preferences; our logging tests were made locally on the machine server, and also from a remote client, with the exact same results.


Workaround (if any)

If the account is then included as a part of ADMINISTRATORS on the server machine, a following attempt is successful.