We are working on a process for passing certain info nuggets out of a solution (FMP 13) in an encrypted method.
For various reasons a version upgrade isn't feasible. So the plan is to encrypt the nuggets, then pass them into a format for transport.
Currently, we're using Applescript to pass the particular fields into an AES-256-CBC encryption process in a calculated Applescript step, as follows :
The problems which concern me here:
1. The password is "traveling" into Terminal in plaintext. Is there a way this can be viewed during the process (a 'ps' or some other method)??
2. Is there a better method to accomplish this without running as an echo?
I've tried various flavors of this process (successful encryption & transport, etc), but am most concerned about the potential vulnerability from within OSX.. I've run various flavors, then attempted to grep for any of the password strings in log files and Library/Application Support/ folders, but haven't found anything...
Is this an unfounded issue, or should I be going a different direction?
Is it possible to use AppleScript to open the Script Workplace, select a particular script and even scroll to a particular line?
I looked through several AppleScript sources (there are not so many...) as well as the Dictionary of FIleMaker Pro Advanced 15, but all examples seem to deal with using the database (i.e. finding and manipulating records), not authoring.
Why would be handy? I have an authoring database where I can store the scripts and scriptsteps of a solution. These are converted from FIlemaker XML using the MBS plugin, not that complicated. Then it's possible to select the scriptsteps that need attention. But locating these scripts in the original solution is quite time consuming, so an AppleScript would save me tons of time.
I am running a server side script that attempts to update records in a MySQL table that is set up as an external data source. It runs without issue for hours to weeks at a time then gets hung on error 512 (Record was already modified by another user). The problem is that I can't figure out how to capture and handle this error. I've tried adding "If get(lasterror)=512 then <skip this record and continue to next> just after the 'Go to Record(next)' but it never gets to that step. Instead hangs on try to move the record pointer and writing error after error to the log.
I've searched the forums fairly thoroughly but there is not a lot of info forthcoming. Surely this has been a problem for someone else that has figured out how to handle it. Any suggestions appreciated.
Will be glad to provide more info on the environment if needed.
Thanks in advance,
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