Archives June 2019

Data Separation and Account Security

FileMaker’s built-in security features for accounts and privilege sets are flexible and robust enough to meet almost any need. There are times, however, when a particular scripted process needs to override an individual’s security access in order to complete its task. In most cases, the option to ‘Grant Full Access Privileges’ to individual scripts has met this need. (Note: this option should still be used sparingly and only when absolutely necessary.) There is, however, an instance where this doesn’t work as expected, and that’s with data separated apps.

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Employee Spotlight: Shawn

AppWorks is starting a new recognition series in which we highlight each of our valued employees. Shawn Prado’s central role at AppWorks as Customer Success Manager makes her a great candidate as the focus of our first Employee Spotlight. President of AppWorks, Kimberly Carlson, appreciates that “Shawn makes my life – and our clients’ lives – easier.”

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FileMaker 18 and Gmail Send Mail Bug

A new bug with FileMaker 18’s Send Mail script step has come up recently. This bug only occurs when sending email via SMTP server. It also only happens when using Gmail’s SMTP service. The bug is apparent when users attempting to Send Mail via SMTP encounter this pop-up:

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Bridge Monitor App

Our favorite time in Portland is here! The Rose Festival, Pride Week, Fleet Week, Portland Craft Beer Festival, The Blues Festival and Bridge Pedal are just a few of our favorites, but with each of them comes traffic on both land and water. While lots of apps can help with traffic navigation, most can’t account for bridge lifts, leaving users with no idea how long they’ll be stuck in traffic. (Remember, turning off your engine reduces pollution and helps keep our city beautiful!)

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