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    Dallas, Texas
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    Full time FileMaker Developer and the local FMPUG Chapter Coordinator. Outside FileMaker, I like to snowboard and bike ride and hike and tennis. Volunteer with the English Speaking Union and the Apple Corps of Dallas and local church.

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  1. TMS Software, LLC, introduces its new FileMaker Admin Console application for FileMaker Version 18, making use of the Admin API, FMSADMIN calls, and the Data API. It is released to the FileMaker community at no cost. Why would someone want to use this software when FileMaker has a perfectly good web Admin console? Here are several reasons. By getting the same information in a FileMaker solution, developers can use the information in conjunction with other FileMaker solutions. The web Admin Console does not allow you to turn off the automatic 7 daily preserved backups.
  2. This is a good topic for discussion. APIs are our friends. But like any technology, if we don't understand them and plan for the security implementation, we can really mess up. I hope this is a healthy discussions of ways to utilize APIs while taking into account appropriate security controls. I also don't want people to be afraid to use APIs because they open a powerful word of additional functionality to FileMaker. But they are just like FileMaker... you wouldn't create a FM database with no security. It is the same with APIs. The big take away I hope people have from this is th
  3. As a FileMaker developer, I work with a lot of small to medium sized companies that say security is important, but really don't want to spend more FM development time on it. Most think things are good enough and few have ever had any security problems, which is good. However, complacency isn't good enough in the security world. And what I have to remind most of these smaller companies is that when they claim they have never had a security breach, usually that means they are unaware of a security breach. Most of them do not even have the tools or wherewithall to realize they have been penet
  4. I just tried installing Zulu 1.2 on a FMS When I try to publish it, it errors out with the following error: Calendar Publishing Error java.sql.SQLException: Could not connect to database at Only received 144 bytes in XML response. Header bytes received: That was the last attempt (out of 5); will not retry. ​I wonder if there will be an update or what is the problem. TAYLOR SHARPE PS: Installed on a Mac OS X 10.10.3
  5. I set up a Zulu system about a year ago and all went well.  I've just done it again, got through setting up XML permissions and setting up extra tables/fields/layouts according to video at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOYhQ5AoZRM    License is registered and working well it seems.  This is on a FMS 13.0v5 Mac OS X 10.10.2 Mac Mini with SSDs and Zulu reports it is using version 1.357.   All seems to go well until I try to get my iCal calendar to connect.  I put in my CalDav account in with my FileMaker Credentials and I get:  "Your Calendar couldn't be refreshed. Â
  6. Thanks Evan.... that makes sense. I took out the GetAsCSS and it works great. I now see how that works. If you had some text in a field formatted with RTF (bold, color, etc.), then that would make it convert to HTML code. But since I am already writing that code, then it doesn't need the GetAsCSS. Much appreciated. You've helped me twice. Maybe I'll get to meet you at Devcon 2014. Hope so. Cheers!
  7. This should be real easy and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I want to send HTML email and every time I send it, i just get the raw html in the message. So here is what I am doing. I first set the HTML equal to a variable $HTML Set Variable [ $HTML; Value:"<!doctype html> <html> <head> <meta charset="UTF-8"> <title>Untitled Document</title> </head> <body> <div align="left"><img src="%5C'>"width="747" height="163" alt=""/> </div> <p align="left"><strong>DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT --- Texas Rail Advo
  8. Thank you Evan.... I found the specific instructions to fix the fully qualified hostname at: http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203319 It is now working. Thank you for giving me some direction.
  9. FYI, I tried using the GoDaddy server (smtpout.secureserver.net, port 465, ssl) and it worked other than my HTML ended up as plain text, but that was probably my mistake. I'm still disappointed that the Email plugin doesn't work with the Mac OS X SMTP server when CNS and FileMaker do. Looking forward to figuring it out so I can make use of it. Anyone else connecting the 360Works Email server to a Mac OS X SMTP server over TLS connection?
  10. Hey Laretta... used to seeing you on Technet in the past. Hope all is well. Regarding the post, I only used my name and company, which are publicly available hopefully people will pay attention to the company name (www.TaylorMadeServices.com) if they need a FileMaker developer in the Dallas area <grin>. But the licensing, user IDs and passwords were all removed from my post since that is not appropriate in a public forum. If only we could be anonymous in life, but I think technology has changed things and I expect to loose even more privacy in the future unfortunately.
  11. 360Plugins_FMAdvanced.txt Yes, I am rather certain I am putting the information in correctly. Then again, I am new to this plugin and it could be misunderstanding something obvious and may eat crow about it. But I certainly have no problem getting this to work on CNS, Dacons and FileMaker sending mail functions and only have a problem with 360 Works Email plugin. I am very familiar with running SMTP servers and do this for many servers. So obviously this is an issue with my understanding of this particularly plugin or there is a technical issue because I set this up on machines quite r
  12. I am using FMPA 13.0v5 with 360Works Email plugin v2.11 on a Mac Pro 10.10.2. Actually, I mostly use the CNS plugin, but since I like some of the other 360Works plugins, I thought I would give this a try. I am running on another machine my Mac Mini Mail Server with SMTP on it, SSL, TLS, and a verified SSL certificate (Comodo). I can connect to this server using port 587 and TLS using both the CNS plugin and FileMaker's Send Mail script step, and both work just fine. When I run it on 360 Email, I keep getting an error saying I have Invalid Addresses that I am trying to send
  13. You probably should start off by reading FileMaker's Security guide at http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13291/~/the-filemaker-security-guide I would recommend you use a real server operating system and not Windows 7. I recommend you use FileMaker security encryption that you turn on in the Admin Console to use AES 256 bit cypher to encrypt between the client and server. In FileMaker 13, you can also encrypt at rest if you are worried about physical security (someone breaking in and taking the machine). Security includes a backup plan including off site backups (e.g., in
  14. I had to quit using SafetyNet when going to FMS 13 since the current version, 1.3, is not compatible. Any news on when a new version is coming out? I'm having to use Arq now, but would prefer something specifically for FileMaker. I'm assuming it will support remote container fields and hopefully the Amazon Glacier in addition to the S3. I really look forward to it! TAYLOR SHARPE www.TaylorMadeServices.com
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