Here we’ll list the steps you’ll need to enable authentication using Amazon accounts with FileMaker Cloud.
Intro: SSL Basics
SSL certificates are a very common way to secure client/server network connections, and the FileMaker platform has made use of them for many years. With version 15 however, FileMaker has made a number of security changes, in handling SSL and certificates, on both the server and the clients. But where do they come into play, and how might this affect your deployments?
Solving an Old Problem
When you consider how to keep information safe, you might first imagine a team of hackers in a dank basement typing and clicking their way into your bank account. You might not think immediately of physical security, though it is an older and real concern. Even when your data is stored securely on a computer, Jenny or James from Accounting (no offense, Accounting Department) can walk behind you and see the credit card number you are typing in. The person who just ordered a latte at Starbucks could steal a glance at your iPad or iPhone and see someone’s salary. Fortunately, FileMaker 15 offers a quick solution to this problem, with the “Concealed edit box” option for fields.