What's in File > File Options > Log in using?
You have to log in as Admin. But I tend to login under my own name, and that is the only other account, other than Guest.
Do as Mike said, Go to File > File Options > Log in using Guest.
Then go to Security and set the Guest access to a Privilege Set that can only access the database via webDirect (meaning, uptick the fmapp Extended Privilege)
This will enable you to access the DB via WebDirect with the direct link without the need to enter a username, while you still need to enter a username and password (log in as Admin or anything else you want) when you open the filemaker file via FMPro/Go.
Hope this helps!
Thanks for answering and helping me out. It looks like the ability to click 'Guest' on File Options is greyed out. From what it sounds like, others can click on or access Guest. So for some reason, I cant at the moment.
When I click on my button on the website to take me to the first layout, it still asks for a Log In: Open Database "FILENAME" with only Account Name, which correlates with the File Options.
I also went to Security and clicked on Guest (which was unclicked up to then), saved it, then went to my website, clicked to go to WD and it still showed a login box.
Any ideas on how to fix this? Still doing something wrong
You have to shut the file down on the server. The file options can only be changed when the file is opened lower locally.
Hi Mike and Chloe
Giving that a go. Deleted that file from the server, and I have a local version which I uploaded it from originally. It still says "open local or hosted version?" If I try the hosted, it cant open it of course, so I use the local version, and I still have the same problem. I still have the greyed out Guest option. Hmmmm. I tried seeing if others have asked the same question, and no luck (so far anyway).
So, it seems to be a problem whether its hosted or local. I could rebuild it into a new file, but that would take too long and bound to stuff up somewhere along the way...
Aha, it worked! I had to go into security and click Guest, and this time it worked as it is only a local, as you said.
Now, I'll upload it and see what happens if you click into the website...
Thanks guys. That worked! Just learnt something.
Now, I just have to get it to face a specific layout (like a 'enter in your email address' layout), but a different button will lead to a different layout. And then I'm back on track!
I'm a bit puzzled because I was able to change File Option > Log in using: Guest Account on my hosted file!
Maybe this behaviour depends on the version of FM used?
Just tested it on 11, 12, and 14. (Don't have access to 13 or 15 at the moment.) It seems the OP's problem came from the Guest account being disabled. Coulda sworn it had to be shut down for this, but there you go.
Yes indeed, OP's problem must have been Guest account being disabled.
I think you can only do certain things under File Options when a file is hosted. For example, changing the minimum version allowed to open a file is not possible
Yeah, probably getting confused in my old age...