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FileMaker Server External Authentication problem

Question asked by SBerger on Oct 17, 2014
Latest reply on Oct 20, 2014 by wimdecorte

Hi all,


I'm wondering if anyone experienced the same problem we just noticed today :


- logging into a file (using FMP Advanced 12.0V5 on OS X 10.9.5), hosted on FMS Advanced (12V04), authenticated using external authentication(Mac OS X 10.9.5 Server).

- by mistake, put a space character in front of username.

- LDAP server authenticated user successfully !!!

- Get(Accountname ) shows space in front of the name.!?

- user can not see any related records where relationship is based on Account name.


Problem :


System Fields (created_by, modified_by) are showing incorrect name - with leading and trailing spaces.

User is confused by not being able to see his stats, DB is being populated with incorrect data.


Question #1 : Is it by design, or something is wrong with LDAP authentication, when it allows authentication to user name with leading

and trailing spaces?


Question # 2: If LDAP ignores spaces before and after username, why is FileMaker accepting username as it's typed in, instead of taking correct name from LDAP?



Appreciate your answers.