Filemaker 5.0 on Mac - access priveleges 
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 Filemaker 5.0 on Mac - access priveleges

I am trying to set access priveleges in the "Overview" window by clicking on
"bullets" to change the level of access.  Filemaker Help says to select the
group and then click on the bullet next to the password you want to
associate with that group, and click on the bullets of the layout, etc.
But every time I do, it seems to just highlight the whole column itself
instead of changing the access level.  This sounds convoluted and I probably
haven't explained it very well, but does anyone know what I am talking
about...?

Thanks,
Jerry



Mon, 03 Nov 2003 23:25:07 GMT
 Filemaker 5.0 on Mac - access priveleges

Jerry,
    I had the same trouble understanding the whole access priveleges thing.
It sounds like you know what your doing, but I'll describe the whole thing
for the group.

For each password you want different access, it needs its own "Group."  for
example:

Group: "Admin"     Password "Master"
Group: "User"      Password "(no password)"
Group: "Customer"  Password "Cust"

Create each group first, then click on "passwords" and create each password
and access priveleges at the password level. Keep in mind that the group
names don't have to mean anything. They are useless except for separating
passwords and some script functions (which can be cool, actually. If you
want to know, ask me.)

Now go to the "Access" page.  Click on the first group name and while it is
highlighted, check mark each password to associate with that group. Keep in
mind that the first/top password will be associated with all groups, so
don't try to deselect it.

From your email it appears this is where you have trouble.

Now, to restrict feild and layout access, CLICK on the GROUP NAME (not the
password) and while it is highlighted, click the dots/bullets (click
multiple times to change from accessible, not accessible, and read-only) on
everything you want to change in the feilds and layout columns. Do that for
each Group name.

What FM is forcing you to do is to log in as whatever the group name is. It
does allow you to use two passwords on one group name. The advantage is that
two passwords have the same access to layouts and fields you choose, but
each password can have different access to menu commands such as modifying,
adding records, exporting, etc. at the password level.

I think that's everything. If you still have trouble, please ask, I might
have forgotten something (but I don't think so.)

Hope that helps.
Mason

--
Mason Williams
Digital Systems Director
Hi-Rel Laboratories, Inc.


(509) 325-5800
fax   325-9508

Quote:

> Organization: Posted via Supernews, http://www.supernews.com
> Newsgroups: comp.databases.filemaker
> Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 11:25:07 -0400
> Subject: Filemaker 5.0 on Mac - access priveleges

> I am trying to set access priveleges in the "Overview" window by clicking on
> "bullets" to change the level of access.  Filemaker Help says to select the
> group and then click on the bullet next to the password you want to
> associate with that group, and click on the bullets of the layout, etc.
> But every time I do, it seems to just highlight the whole column itself
> instead of changing the access level.  This sounds convoluted and I probably
> haven't explained it very well, but does anyone know what I am talking
> about...?

> Thanks,
> Jerry



Tue, 04 Nov 2003 00:01:41 GMT
 Filemaker 5.0 on Mac - access priveleges
Thanks a lot.  I think part of my problem was not recognizing the
"useless"-ness (as you put it) of the group names.  I think I got it now.
As for scripts... I may get back to you.  Thanks for the offer.

Jerry Bier

Quote:

> Organization: Posted via Supernews, http://www.supernews.com
> Newsgroups: comp.databases.filemaker
> Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 09:01:41 -0700
> Subject: Re: Filemaker 5.0 on Mac - access priveleges

> Jerry,
> I had the same trouble understanding the whole access priveleges thing.
> It sounds like you know what your doing, but I'll describe the whole thing
> for the group.

> For each password you want different access, it needs its own "Group."  for
> example:

> Group: "Admin"     Password "Master"
> Group: "User"      Password "(no password)"
> Group: "Customer"  Password "Cust"

> Create each group first, then click on "passwords" and create each password
> and access priveleges at the password level. Keep in mind that the group
> names don't have to mean anything. They are useless except for separating
> passwords and some script functions (which can be cool, actually. If you
> want to know, ask me.)

> Now go to the "Access" page.  Click on the first group name and while it is
> highlighted, check mark each password to associate with that group. Keep in
> mind that the first/top password will be associated with all groups, so
> don't try to deselect it.

> From your email it appears this is where you have trouble.

> Now, to restrict feild and layout access, CLICK on the GROUP NAME (not the
> password) and while it is highlighted, click the dots/bullets (click
> multiple times to change from accessible, not accessible, and read-only) on
> everything you want to change in the feilds and layout columns. Do that for
> each Group name.

> What FM is forcing you to do is to log in as whatever the group name is. It
> does allow you to use two passwords on one group name. The advantage is that
> two passwords have the same access to layouts and fields you choose, but
> each password can have different access to menu commands such as modifying,
> adding records, exporting, etc. at the password level.

> I think that's everything. If you still have trouble, please ask, I might
> have forgotten something (but I don't think so.)

> Hope that helps.
> Mason

> --
> Mason Williams
> Digital Systems Director
> Hi-Rel Laboratories, Inc.


> (509) 325-5800
> fax   325-9508


>> Organization: Posted via Supernews, http://www.supernews.com
>> Newsgroups: comp.databases.filemaker
>> Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 11:25:07 -0400
>> Subject: Filemaker 5.0 on Mac - access priveleges

>> I am trying to set access priveleges in the "Overview" window by clicking on
>> "bullets" to change the level of access.  Filemaker Help says to select the
>> group and then click on the bullet next to the password you want to
>> associate with that group, and click on the bullets of the layout, etc.
>> But every time I do, it seems to just highlight the whole column itself
>> instead of changing the access level.  This sounds convoluted and I probably
>> haven't explained it very well, but does anyone know what I am talking
>> about...?

>> Thanks,
>> Jerry



Tue, 04 Nov 2003 01:12:27 GMT
 
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