Is there a way to get one FM File to authenticate based on user in another FM File?
No, every file has its own accounts and privilege sets.
Not sure exactly what you are asking here. While Jens Teich is correct, it may not answer your question. Neither might this, but here goes:
If you have a set of separate files that are related to one another (using a data separation structure, for example) AND you have exactly the same accounts and passwords set up in each file, then any user logging in to one file will also have access to the related file(s).
every FileMaker file has it's own security (accounts, roles,). This security can't be used from another file, but:
- if all files have the same accounts, a second file will open with the same account, roles might be different
-- You have to create the accounts in every file, can be scripted
-- the second (etc) file has to be opened from the first file, for example by a script
- sometimes, one can keep all the tables in one file, this would be called a 'one file solution
- 'url scripting' can open another file using credentials. In this case, the first file also calls other files, mean the other way around as You would like to go. Tony White Designs: FMP URL protocol
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