FileMaker Cloud - Auto Open file is not working

Discussion created by lavendt on Jul 5, 2018
Latest reply on Jul 5, 2018 by TSGal

Auto Open a file is not working on FileMaker Cloud.

I know this is intended behaviour, but it's a really bad idea.

The native login dialog is e.g. not nice and don't give the users a good first impression. Furthermore, there is a button to change your login in the dialog, which will never work on a multi file solution.

So for so many reasons, we need to be able to let the users auto login with a low access privileges set, that only have very limited access.

From here, we do a re-login with the credentials, provided by the user and is able to give a nice login experience.


There are many other cases, where you need to enable auto login. Not all solutions contains sensitive business data. If we don't have a way to use this, you have just made life so much harder...


The same issue is present on FMS17, if you use the "so-called" secure host folder.


So, is there a way, even just a work-around, to allow files to use auto login on FileMaker Cloud ?


(The issue is present with both latest FMC 16 and FMC 17)