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John N. Gonzalez

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I have an application that uses Filemaker V9 login for a class of users. Once authenticated by filemaker, I have a secondary login. The user name is one field and the password is the second field.

I have no trouble getting the script to know when a user name and password are correct but I cannot figure out how to test if the user does not enter any data into the password field to trap this and create an error condidtion. Right now if the user enters in the name and then just presses enter while in the password field I get a success instead of an error.

All help is greatly appreciated.

The reason I use this instead of the normal filemaker password is that the list of users is basically dynamic and I want the Administrators to maintain the list not me the developer.

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The practice you describe is not a good one to follow from a security standpoint. Take a look at External Server authentication. It is designed to manage this type scenario.

Also, the IsEmpty function can test whether data have been entered into a field.

Steven

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Thanks much for your suggestion. I followed your advice and it was successful. Your calc approach did the trick!

Happy New Year!

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Yes, that's what the IsEmpty calcualtion is supposed to be used to do.

[color:red]Please pay attention to what I said about the huge security vulnerabilities present in the method you are using.

Steven

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