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  1. Am running a two-machine deployment of Filemaker Custom Web Solution on OS-X using only PHP and would like to edit the error document(s) for the server. I've already altered the document on the Apache side (HD/Library/Filemaker Server/HTTPServer/conf/httpd.conf, which I do not think is ever used) but when I attempt to edit the Tomcat error-page, the server is reported as "not responding" and, indeed, does not work. The file I attempted to add an error-page directive was HD/Library/Filemaker Server/Web Publishing/publishing-engine/jwpc-tomcat/fmi/WEB-INF/web.xml. The reason I wish to do this is that I used to have an XSLT deployment that I have changed to PHP. And when users still attempt to access the old login page (something like https://server.com/fmi/xsl/pronounce/index.xsl) they now get an error that reports "Custom Web Publishing Technology disabled; WebDirect is turned OFF" and I would simply like to redirect them to the new PHP login. This error is reported by a "special" error document that is rendered because the path includes "/fmi". A default error page is rendered if the path does not include /fmi which says "Object not found! The requested URL was not found on this server. If you entered the URL manually please check your spelling and try again. If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster…" Is it possible to edit either of these error documents and if so, how? Thanks in advance.
  2. Having the same issue. I want something OTHER than Apple Mail to send the emails because the delsp bug breaks URLs. Have tried Thunderbird and QuickMail with no luck. Only Apple Mail works so far with me...
  3. I had a problem similar to this on WinXP with Outlook Express. Never could get it to work exactly right. I did get it working but only with a warning for EACH message that I was attempting to send out of FIlemaker. Filemaker calls for the new email message via MAPI on PC so I decided to use Thunderbird (which is reportedly MAPI compliant.) Obviously, you can still use Outlook as the main email program, just open it and use it normally. The only thing you'll miss by installing Thunderbird and setting it as the default is you can't click on mailto links and expect them to open in Outlook... Incidentally, I still have problems using SEND MAIL on Mac OS-X. According to the Filemaker User Manual, Filemaker sends the call for a new mail message to the default email client on Mac. The call gets handed off IF the default email client is Mail but it gets lost with anything else I've tried. (I can't use Mail because of the delsp bug that breaks URLs.) Does anyone know a pop e-mail client that Filemaker will successfully call to?
  4. I have to disagree with the learned Stephen H. Blackwell on this. He did not read my post well and has therefore offered incorrect advise. The problem I was describing has nothing at all to do with a by-product of http authentication. If the reader would take the time to actually digest what I have written, she would see that I have already done essentially what was suggested. The guest account has VERY restricted access. The password protected accounts have more access. Both are set up for XML access... Everything acts normally when the guest account is turned off; users have to authenticate their access. But once the guest account with VERY little access is turned on, return visitors (NOT with the same browser session, not even with the same computer - so it is not with a saved or cached authenitcation) are not promted for authentication whatsoever. How can this be attributed to http authentication? So, since the Old Man has deemed this post beneath further response, and since, further, he has answered it in haste, I would appreciate someone else offering help to not only me but others who might be faced with this problem. Humble servant indeed...
  5. Hey Steven, Could you tell me what is different about what you are suggesting and what I have done?? I don't think you read my post very well.
  6. Thanks for your reply but I think that this is exactly what I have done... In the same database, I have a Guest Account and about 2500 passworded accounts. I have created three custom privilege sets. One for the first password site called "Password Read Only A", one for the second site called "Password Read Only B" and one for the Guest account called "Guest Read Only." The Guest Account's custom privilege set called "Guest Read Only" is set as follows: "Guest Read Only" has only XML and XSLT turned on. In the "Records" setting, view access is applied to only one table and further, only to a limited set of fields in that table. In the "Layout" setting, I have selected the appropriate layout and set it and the records on it ot "view only." Value Lists and Scripts have no access. Unless I am not understanding the Filemaker interface correctly, this is exactly what I want. My problem is that IF the Guest Account is turned on, the websites that previously asked for passwords DO NOT. Scenario: I access the passworded sites with Guest access turned off and all is well. The browser asks for a UN and PW. I activate the previously described Guest Account, QUIT the browser to flush the authorization, once again access the password protected sites and BOOM, I'm in without entering a UN and PW. It's like simply turning the Guest account on turns all protection off! Am I reading your answer incorrectly?
  7. I have one rather large and complex company database. From this one db, I intend on hosting 2 secured sites (meaning user name and password protected using Filemaker's internal security and CWP) and also augmenting another portion of the website with non-sensitive, non protected data. Obviously, the non-sensitive stuff need not have the user enter a user name and password. Those web visitors should be completely free to view the information represented on those pages unencumbered. So to this effect, I have created all the user names and passwords for the 2 "secured" sites and I am left only to set privileges for the non secure site. But when I turn on "Guest" access and set it to my user-defined privilege set (which allows only viewing of a VERY NARROW set of fields, viewing of only one layout and no valuelists or scripts and access over only XML and XSLT) the secured portion becomes completely open and no longer does the browser to those sites request a user name and password. I do nothing but disable the guest account and all returns to normal wherein the browser DOES ask for user name and password for the protected sites. Am I to take it from this that, if the the GUEST account is active, it takes precedence over the other more restrictive accounts? (MORE INFO: Although I'm not sure I understand the whole "authentication order" thing, I have dragged the GUEST account to the bottom of the list of accounts. It was at the top. And to no avail.) Is there a way to host password protected data and anonymous access data from the same database? The DEFINE ACCOUNTS & PRIVILEGES seems to indicate so but it doesn't work for me... Thanks in advance.
  8. Hello all, For added security, I would like to use the "$client-user-name" and "$client-password" in a static query command. Everything else I add to this works but not the client user name and client password. Here's an example of what I want to do: <?xslt-cwp-query params="-grammar=fmresultset&-db=DATABASENAME&-lay=LAYOUTNAME&USERNAME=&PASSWORD=&-find"?> Where USERNAME and PASSWORD are bonafide Filemaker fields holding their login data. I have these defined: I'm guessing that the replacements aren't being filled in since the page WITH this static query shows empty fields... Can anyone help?
  9. I found it in the DEFINE DATABASE in Filemaker and that did work. Thanks!
  10. Not sure what you mean... Indexing in Filemaker or in the XSL file? Whatever, I don't think I did. Could you elaborate?
  11. I have a password retrieval form in which the user submits his email address and zip code in a form. I'm guessing that because of the @ sign, Filemaker is processing the find as "find one character" as it does in the application interface and unless the user encloses the email address with quotes, the query finds no records. I hate to ask users to enclose their email address in quotes... I've attempted several "fixes" with encoding the main thrust but have run out of ideas. Is this a question of how the field is set up in Filemaker or a matter of encoding on the XSLT end? Do I need to pass this string as a script.paramater and paste into the field? If it's a problem with XSL, how do I fix? Thanks in advance
  12. Hello all, I would like to pass two strings to a script and can do so with a URL but not with a form. The link that works is: results_test.xsl?-db=mydb&-lay=mylayout&-script=DateRange&-script.param=01/01/2005...01/01/2006&WebID=&Password=&-findFixed Date Search The form that does not work is: results_test.xsl Can this be done using a form? If so, what am I doing wrong here? MORE INFO: The script takes the left-most 10 digits and the right-most 10 digits, parses them and pastes them into two date range search fields which yield a result in a portal. I only have to find one record to display this portal and thus, reveal the data contained in the there on the web page and as I mentioned before, it all works fine with the link... (Obviously, I wish to have the web user ENTER the two dates for the search so the link won't work in my application; I just built it to see if it would function.) Thanks
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