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I have a need to have a shared access account in a FileMaker database. Our IT department does not want to set up a shared ID and password in Active Directory because if violates established policy. Since the policy says no sharing of pw I also can not set up a FM account that would have a shared password either.

One idea we had was using a smart card reader. The card would contain the ID and PW so no one would know it and the department manager would control the card and hand it out when needed.

Is there a way with Server 8 that it can authenticate to the card reader that is hooked up on the machine the person is on?

Along similar lines, has anyone tried using bio-metrics to authenticate yet?

Thanks for the Help,

Scott

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Yes this can be done in at least two ways. I showed this in 2003 at the DevCon with FileMaker Pro 7 before it was relsed. But you shouldn't have a shared Account in the database for the same reason that the IT folks properly do not want shared accounts in AD.

Steven

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