Since the file is hosted through ftp I would pull the file using the ftp protocol, like
where user is your username, pass = password, domain, the domain or IP address of the server
Hope that helps,
Thanks for your help.
I need using the native "Insert from URL" function for my runtime, not a plug-in, because if the plug-in is removed from it's folder, all my runtime is dead!
Thanks for your help.
The URL scheme you present is exactly the one i actually use within FMP to hit my FTP server.
It works fine, but this is absolutely not secure, that's why i'm searching for a solution hosting my files on a simple https server on MacOS 10.9.5.
I found an app on the Mac AppStore called "SimpleHTTPServerPro" that does the job.
It responds correctly to https url scheme
But the http authentication (user:password) embedded into the url doesn't works.
The SSL certificate generated by this app is auto-signated, but this is not a problem because my version of FMPA 13 can't process certificate verification.
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I've found another http/https server a lot more powerfull and configurable, and free !
I'll be back here in a few days to tell you if it can do better than "SimpleHTTPServerPro"
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Aprelium Abyss Web Server is perfectly capable serving files for FMPro using an https URL scheme like this
It needs to be configurated to do this, using this tutorial:
Here is a small example to understand how to use password protection in Abyss Web Server:
Assume that you have a subdirectory named /photos in your documents path (usually htdocs). Let's say you want to restrict access to this subdirectory (/photos) to your friends jack and mary.
First, you will have to declare the two users:
* Open the console
* Select Hosts > Configure > Users and Groups
* Press Add in the Users table
* Enter jack in the user name field and enter twice the password jack
will use to access restricted parts of your web site
* Then press OK
* Again, press Add in the Users table and declare the user mary the same way you did with jack.
Now press OK in the Users and Groups page and select Access Control. Press Add in the displayed table. Enter /photos in the virtual path field, enter a small description of the restricted area in the Realm field, for example "My Photos" (without " of course). Then check the checkboxes in front of the two users jack and mary in the Users table and verify that the order is allow/deny. Press OK and press Restart now.
Try to go to /photos using your browser (for example, using
http://127.0.0.1/photos ) and you be asked to enter your credentials. More information about deny/allow meanings is available in the documentation which ships with the web server.
Note that Abyss Web Server offers more flexibility as you can also set access rules for individual files (you can select them directly by using the Browse button next to the Virtual Path field). You can also set access rules for file/directory patterns using wildcards. For example, you can protect /music/*.mp3 (which means all the files in /music which extension is mp3). To protect all the web site, use / (a single slash) as the virtual path of the access rule.
Hope it helps to FileMaker community.