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Hi there,

I have a question about setting up web companion in FM 5.5. I have a number of files published on the web via custom CDML. I've had the FileMaker Sharing Option set to "Multi-user" and everything is working just fine. But I'm wondering, can I set it to "Single user"? If yes, which one is preferable, "Multi-user" or "Single user"?

Thanks in advance,

Ursula

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I set the files that contain data to be viewed through HTML/CDML to "single user", but (and I didn't try it extensively) it didn't work. I would think it should. I must be missing something here.

Anatoli, what do you mean by "all records are visible through browser anyway"?

Ursula

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Logic applies....

As TCP/IP is the vehicle of the internet then you must allow sharing via TCP/IP - hence the files will be shared, so they are multi-user.

Hidden will only hide them from FMP Clients. If you want to hide a web enambled db then you must add an underscore ("_") to the file name prior to the .fp5.

All this is in section 14 of the FMP 5 manual.

Does any one read manuals any more ?

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Anatoli, what do you mean by "all records are visible through browser anyway"?

Search for security loophole, which addresses that. The hole is larger than Grand Canyon!

We developed solution for WNT/W2K platform and it will be feasible to custom develop that for MacX.

For standard Mac OS there is protection available via WebSentry???? Am I right?

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Originally posted by Mark Dore:

Logic applies....

As TCP/IP is the vehicle of the internet then you must allow sharing via TCP/IP - hence the files will be shared, so they are multi-user.

Hidden will only hide them from FMP Clients. If you want to hide a web enambled db then you must add an underscore ("_") to the file name prior to the .fp5.

All this is in section 14 of the FMP 5 manual.

Does any one read manuals any more ?

MultiUser and MultiUser Hidden have nothing to do at all with files hosted for access by web browsers via the Web Companion. A single user file can be hosted for access by browsers. In fact, in most every instance, for security reasons these files should be set to single user.

The underscore _ is a vestiage of FMP3 and FMP 4 days, although FileMaker Pro 5 is clever enough to convert a FMP 4 file with an underscore in its name to MUHidden.

I encourage a reading of the Web Security Best Practices White paper on the FMI web site.

Old Advance Man

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Thank you, Anatoli and Old Advance Man. I suspected that the single user/multi user setting options didn't have anything to do with settings for files hosted for access by web browsers using Web Companion. But I haven't found clear writing on this.

OAM: pardon my dumb question, but the "FMI website", is that the main FileMaker website? I found a paper there, "Securing Your Data in FileMaker Web Publishing", I haven't read it carefully, just scanned it now, but it doesn't seem to mention the single/multi settings. I guess that's because they don't apply. But I'm rambling.

Thanks again,

Ursula

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