The new version of the FileMaker Platform contains a new feature called Account Lockout. This feature’s purpose is to help thwart brute force attacks against hosted files. Such attacks try a large number of passwords against an Account in an attempt to gain access to the file.
Here are a few key points about this new feature:
v It works for files hosted on FileMaker® Server 17 only. It does not work for files hosted on earlier versions of FileMaker Server or for stand-alone files.
v It works against internal FileMaker Accounts only. Externally authenticated Accounts, including those using oAuth, have their own rules regarding failed attempts.
v Any version of FileMaker Pro that can access the files on the Server can trigger this feature. It does not have to be a FileMaker® Pro 17 Advanced client.
For a detailed description of this new feature, complete with illustrations, you can download the attached PDF.
Steven H. Blackwell
Platinum Member Emeritus, FileMaker Business Alliance