Editing extended privileges for a privilege set

Privilege sets can limit extended privileges, which determine whether and how a shared file is accessible.

To edit extended privileges for a privilege set:

  1. Start editing a new or existing privilege set the Edit Privilege Set dialog box.

    See Creating and editing privilege sets.

    Note  If the File menu > Manage > Security menu is dimmed, your privileges do not permit you to access it. See the note below for another possible way to edit extended privileges.

  2. In the Extended Privileges list, select the extended privileges you want to enable, and clear the ones you want to disable.

    The following table lists the default extended privileges that are available.

  3. Keyword

    Extended privilege

    Determines if a privilege permits

    fmwebdirect

    Access via FileMaker WebDirect

    Accessing a database file from a web browser via FileMaker WebDirect (FileMaker Server and FileMaker Cloud products only).

    fmxdbc

    Access via ODBC/JDBC

    Accessing a database file as an ODBC or JDBC data source.

    fmapp

    Access via FileMaker Network, server-side scripting, or FileMaker Go

    Opening a shared file (either a file hosted by FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Server, or a FileMaker Cloud product).

    fmreauthenticate10

    Require re-authentication after the specified minutes in sleep/background

    Accessing a file in FileMaker Go without having to re-login after file hibernation or after using a different app. Also determines how long after FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Go becomes disconnected from a FileMaker host (perhaps because the network connection is lost or the device sleeps) before the user must reauthenticate in order to reconnect automatically.

    The default time is 10 minutes. To change the default time, see Creating and editing extended privileges.

    fmxml

    Access via XML Web Publishing

    Accessing a database file from a web browser or other application via XML web publishing (FileMaker Server only).

    fmphp

    Access via PHP Web Publishing

    Accessing a database file from a web browser or other application via PHP web publishing (FileMaker Server only).

    fmrest

    Access via FileMaker Data API

    Accessing a database file from a web service via the FileMaker Data API (FileMaker Server and FileMaker Cloud products only). See FileMaker Data API Guide.

    fmextscriptaccess

    Allow Apple events and ActiveX to perform FileMaker operations

    Accessing a database file from another application.

    fmurlscript

    Allow URLs to run FileMaker scripts

    Running a script from a URL, from Shortcuts, or by a Siri voice command.

    fmodata

    Access via OData

    Accessing a database file from an OData-capable client application (FileMaker Cloud only). See FileMaker Cloud OData Guide.

Notes 

  • Do not create extended privileges that begin with "fm"; keywords with this prefix are reserved by Claris.
  • Enabling extended privileges only makes it allowable for certain privilege sets to access shared data. To actually access the shared data, you must also set up sharing for the type of access that you want. See Sharing files on a network, Sharing FileMaker Pro data via ODBC or JDBC, or Publishing databases on the web.
  • While configuring sharing settings for FileMaker Network sharing, ODBC/JDBC, or FileMaker WebDirect, you can enable sharing for all users or certain privilege sets if your privilege set permits it. This method is accessible by any account access assigned a privilege set with the Manage extended privileges privilege enabled, so it can be accessed by account access that is not assigned the Full Access privilege set. See Editing other privileges, Sharing files on a network, Using ODBC and JDBC with FileMaker Pro, or Publishing databases with FileMaker WebDirect.
  • If a file has been set to save the password in your Credential Manager (Windows) or keychain (macOS, iOS, and iPadOS), and the fmreauthenticate extended privilege has been enabled, you will not be prompted for account information unless the password is invalid or the current account name does not match the account name stored in your Credential Manager or keychain.