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Global variables and Web Direct

Question asked by DavidJondreau Expert on Feb 16, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 16, 2016 by Mike Duncan

There has been some discussion about the security/user management implications around global variables and FMP. Global variables can be changed in the Data Viewer under some circumstances. I understand fully that security must be dealt with in Manage Security...


However, there are gray areas. I'd strongly prefer if some employees didn't see the records that belong to other employees. I'd like to prevent that. If ambitious employee, that already has access to the file, was able to figure a way out to see records they're not supposed to, it wouldn't be the end of the world. But I'd like to limit that. I would avoid using global variables in this case, if they were accessing via FMP.


But if users are accessing via WebDirect, does the same concern about global variables being weak hold?