Base64Encode breaks Basic Auth in FM 16

Discussion created by User16087 on Jul 4, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 4, 2017 by User16087

After a bit of time lost blaming other things I've unearthed what I think is a bug in FM 16. I took me a while to figure out so I'm sharing the workaround for your sanity.


The bug only happens on macOS and I've reported it here Base64Encode changed behaviour in 16


EDITED: I was made aware it had been already reported by another user


Basically if you use Base64Encode to create the basic auth script for a web service, FileMaker 16 adds an extra character at the end of the base 64. That makes the string "wrong" for the web service.

So if you have one such integration in 15, it will break in 16.


The workaround is to replace "Base64Encode(" with "Base64EncodeRFC ( 4648" in your scripts, but it means going through your old stuff to fix it