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Limiting connections to a hosted database

Question asked by Tom_Droz on Jul 11, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 12, 2016 by taylorsharpe

Dear FM Communtinity


I sell a vertical solution to used car dealers.  My customers each have a database which are all hosted on my server.  (FM Server 14)


I sell my service based on number of user.  I limited access by licenses, with each customer having as many licenses as I would provide to them at a monthly fee. I did not have web direct turned on for them.


Limiting access this way is easy to control.


As FileMaker is shifting to another access model I am looking at allowing access via a web viewer or Filemaker Go.


It seems that FileMaker has not introduced robust features where I can limited a customer to a specific number of connections.  Example: If I wanted to limited XYZ database to 3 connections this doesn't seem possible.  Yet FileMaker server knows exactly how many connections there is to a given database.


FileMaker needs to provide tools that allow the connections to be limited to a specific number.
Am I missing something?