Changing your password for a file

For FileMaker file accounts, FileMaker Pro may display a Change Password dialog box when you try to open a file. This can occur in two situations:

  • The first time you open a file. The administrator of the file may have specified a temporary password that you must change the first time you open the file.

  • When your password expires. Your password may expire at a regular interval and require you to specify a new password in order to open the file.

You can also change your password whenever you want if your privileges permit it.

To change your password:

  1. Choose File menu > Change Password.

  2. In the Change Password dialog box, enter your old password once and your new password twice in the appropriate fields.


  • Changing passwords requires you to sign in again to the same file with the new credentials