Product and version: FileMaker 17 Advanced
OS and version: macOS 10.13.5
Browser and version (for WebDirect only): Safari 11.1.1 (13605.2.8)
Description: oauth using default web browser not really convenient
How to replicate: login using client on an oauth enabled setup
Workaround (if any): switching default browser partly eliminates the problem, so does switching OS, but that is rather drastic.
Authenticating using the macOS default Safari browser leaves it open, and each subsequent authentication opens another tab. When I work on oauth enabled solutions I switch my default browser to Vivaldi, because it works better. Not perfect, but better. In Windows, it works much better as well.
When authenticating the same solutions through webdirect, Safari's behaviour is much, MUCH better, it opens a small authentication window, and closes that nicely afterwards. Any tricks to have oauth work without all this hassle? I was hoping that something like Choosy ( Choosy: A smarter default browser for macOS ) would solve this little problem, but it doesn't really, unless I am missing something. I know this is probably not exactly a FileMaker problem, but I am looking for solutions here, and not pointing any fingers to who should solve this problem. Please help.