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  1. Hello all On FM 18.03, the closing of a popover, the button of which is in each row of a portal, causes FileMaker to close. This appears to only happen when the fields which are in that popover (the portal records) are edited. Has anyone else experienced this? Thanks
  2. Sorry I should have quoted. I was referring to OlgerDiekstra's post...which they've now edited. Is multi-user record locking ever an issue?
  3. Would it be possible to record text formatting in the json variable? Currently the global field's contents may be highlighted, bold, coloured etc, but not uniformly, i.e. one word may be bold but the next may be italics, and then we convert that to html when we send the email. Thanks
  4. I wouldn't say they're supposed to, however there is a lot of multi-tasking and users have become comfortable with dipping in and out of different layouts/windows/records with great rapidity to the extent that it could be argued it is now normal to half finish things before moving on to the next task. It would appear that I will have to give them a choice between one open Case, and multiple open Cases with an additional click in order to initiate email composition, one Case at a time?
  5. Hi Comment Please see attached image which I think should explain. Thanks
  6. Hello all Is there any way to have a global field which does NOT share its contents across different windows. I.e. populating in one window will not populate it when it is displayed in another. I'm guessing that it's not as it would sort of defeat the point of a global field. So here is the situation: We wish to have multiple Case windows open simultaneously. Within each of these windows (which show the same Case layout but different records) we have a global field which is used to define the body of an email that is about to be sent and attached to that Case. We prefer this to be global so as to not lock the record. Therefore, the problem is that if this is populated (but the email is yet to the be sent) then its contents will show in the other windows (which is an entirely different record). Thanks
  7. Hey Wim We're using Azure AD with MFA and the oAuth that is built in to filemaker. We do have a firewall in the form of a network security group in Azure which allows us to lock down the ports however the firewall will not be interpreting the traffic (like a stateful firewall would be), it will just be directing it. Are there any threats out there to Filemaker Server that can attack (unauthenticated) via ports 5003 and 443, short of an authentication breach? Thanks
  8. Hi all As per our migration of our FileMaker Server to the cloud, we are essentially exposing it to the Internet. We have locked down vulnerabilities to the best of our knowledge, e.g. with the use of MFA. However as we will not be having a stateful firewall, we wonder if this will leave us exposed to other forms of attacks similar to SQL injection attacks? Do we need a web application firewall (or FileMaker equivalent) in front of it? Is it only the FileMaker client (or webdirect) that can execute operations in Filemaker Server via the open port? Thanks
  9. Thanks Wim. This is a slightly silly question but is the saved encryption password itself encrypted? i.e. if someone gained access to the server (the host of FMS, not FMS itself), would they be able to extract the encryption password, were it saved in FMS?
  10. Thanks all. One more query: Are there any security concerns when saving the encryption password in FileMaker Server? So admins do not have to type in the encryption password each time they open a database. Thanks
  11. Hi all I'm trying to run a powershell script from the base elements plugin, and extract the result in to FileMaker. It works well except when the result appears to be quite large (though no bigger than 10kb in CSV form). Does anyone know anything about the limitations of this plugin function when it comes to returning the result? Thanks!
  12. Hi all Apologies if this is doubling up, I have posted this here also https://fmforums.com/topic/104916-display-multi-line-records/?tab=comments#comment-475037 but I think this might be the better in this forum. It's quite a fundamental thing so I worry I've been using FileMaker wrong all this time! Is there a way, without the webviewer, to view a stream of multline records in browse mode? So, if I were to have a list of email messages, in which the body field has multiple lines, I would be able to see all those lines within each record. Rather than each record's body field being a fixed height thus resulting in cut off text. Thanks
  13. Hi all One of our database's features is a chat log. As you would have in any chat app, or an email thread, this allows you to see a stream of messages, many will have muliple lines. As I understand it, FileMaker can only show (fully) a list of multi-line records in list mode, when in preview mode, by utilising the 'shrink' option in the body part. Therefore we've got around this by using the list function in webviewer. Now we are using WebDirect and the webviewer is not functioning. I understand this can be resolved (https://www.soliantconsulting.com/blog/display-complex-web-viewers-in-webdirect/) However, I'm just wondering if there's another/better way to display multiline records in WebDirect, or indeed FileMaker client (in browse mode). Thanks!
  14. Thank you for your advice Josh. Re someone being able to replicate our authentication groups, can this only occur if they actually have the file? Or can they access a hosted file in such a way? Would it work for Azure AD authentication? From the configuration it looks as though in this instance FMS would actually be conferring with the Azure server that the user is really from that genuine Azure AD group. I suppose we would want to remove the risk of any unauthorised access to the file even if it was non-admin. From the sounds of it we'll change the admin username, and utilise the account lockout (I take it this is automatically in place), as well as keep track of access logs should such an attack be attempted. Thank you!
  15. We're about to migrate our filemaker server to the cloud, and have it open, so it can be reached by any public IP. We will switch to external authentication via Azure AD for all our users, which I understand will allow us to use MFA. However, aside from the externally authenticated users, there will be the one admin user within our database, which is of the usual 'filemaker user' type. Is it not possible that this could be subject to a brute force password attack? Would the workaround be to remove this user and have an externally authenticated admin user? Is this safe? Thanks
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