2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 2, 2016 5:29 PM by wimdecorte

    External Authentication double login?


      Have external authentication set up for FM server 15 with several databases. When a user logins in with WebDirect it shows all the databases and a user may click a database and have access. In FM Go 15 or Filemaker Pro, a user logs in and then see the databases they have access too, but upon clicking on a database they are promoted for their user name and password again. Is there a way to make it so once a user logs in with FM Go and FM pro that they do not have to login a second time?

        • 1. Re: External Authentication double login?

          Have the users only open one file. Hide the others but host them.


          Put navigation buttons on a 'menu' layout where they select the file that they want to access by clicking/tapping it. Have those buttons use open file to open the other file.


          As long as the files have matching account names for your externally authenticated accounts, they won't get an additional password dialog.

          • 2. Re: External Authentication double login?

            This is probably more related to the FMS setting to only list files that the users have an account in. That would account for the two logins.


            If the deployment is all windows then the Pro users can benefit from SSO to avoid this.  Go users and Mac FMP users can't use SSO.