I'm trying to authenticate users on the Filemaker DB using the PHP API but I got the credentials only when the user log into my Joomla website.
After that, the passwrod is encrypted for security reason and I can't use the following exeample:
# For security reasons, these lines should either be included from a
# config file above the Web directory, or possibly captured during a
# login and stored in the SESSION superglobal array
# this is the include for the API for PHP
# instantiate a new FileMaker object
$fm = new FileMaker(FM_FILE, FM_HOST, FM_USER, FM_PASS);
And it isn't secured to store the user's password in the SESSION array...
If I create the $fm as soon as the user login, and store the object into the SESSION array, will I be able to use it when the user load the page where I need to display data coming from the Filemaker DB?
Is there a timeout or something? Or the object won't stay valid maybe?
Would it be a security issue? (At least the login process will be under https.)
Is someone already tried this? Do you have any other idea to authenticate the users with Filemaker PHP API?