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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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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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What you MUST know about the Startup Restoration Feature

FileMaker Server added a new feature to its existing tools to ensure the integrity of its hosted databases. After checking files at startup, and before opening any database, if inconsistencies are found due to abnormal closing of files (i.e. power failure or crash), FileMaker Server now uses the restoration log feature to restore files to their last consistent state.

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