smith7180

Opening shared file via URL

Discussion created by smith7180 on Oct 16, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 18, 2016 by TSGal

Opening a shared databases remotely using a URL is described on this help page:

 

Opening shared databases remotely using a URL | FileMaker

 

Per those instructions, you can include the user name and password like so:

 

fmp://accountname:password@URL/databasename.fmp12

 

 

However, this technique fails if the account being logged into is required to change its password on log in.  In that case, FileMaker behaves the same as if an incorrect password was entered in the fmp URL.  That is to say, it challenges the user to Provide the user name and password.

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