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Today a colleague asked me to take a look at an issue they were experiencing interacting with the Zoom API (I’ll write about that another day), but in the conversation they asked if I knew if it were possible to create the JSON Web Token (JWT, pronounced jot) used by the API in native FileMaker. […]

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With the changes which Oracle made to Java licensing some time back Claris no-longer include a Java Runtime Engine (JRE) with the FileMaker server installer. With current versions of FileMaker Server this is only needed if you want to enable Web Publishing Engine (WPE). When you go to enable the WPE the admin console provides […]

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I work with many different clients, often on their back-end systems where the relevant FileMaker app isn’t directly visible on their server which means I needed an easy way to get to the file I needed without having to remember what it was called! FileMaker apps can be launched through the use of the fmp:// […]

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Generally for my longterm clients I host all of the source code of their projects on my own git server. Recently I’ve started working with a couple of organisations on projects where for a variety of reasons it’s better if the source code is ‘somewhere else’. The most obvious ‘somewhere else’ is Github, and after […]

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I was asked yesterday by a colleague for ideas on how to allow FileMaker server to manage content which could be shared publicly using its built-in web server. We chatted about the possibility of writing content into the web root folder, but that would have meant using a plugin and being confronted with security issues […]

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We received an email this morning asking for some assistance with cURL for FileMaker. Paraphrased they were asking I am trying to get the results of a webpage using INSERT FROM URL into a text field, but the web developer has set the site to require a username / password via basic http authentication. They […]

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Director Steve Winter presented his session title ‘Explore cURL for FileMaker’ at the Scandanavia FileMaker Developer Conference in Helsingør, Denmark. Summary Accessing data through REST is the current best-practice for data sharing. That’s not always been easy with FileMaker. Until now! In version 16 FileMaker introduced the FileMaker REST API which allows far easier integration […]

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Director Steve Winter presented his session title ‘Explore cURL for FileMaker’ at the Scandanavia FileMaker Developer Conference in Helsingør, Denmark. Summary FileMaker’s robust functionality can be supplemented with a Web Service (or API) to help solve pretty much any task. But sometimes accessing those APIs through http(s) doesn’t provide the flexibility needed. One example of […]

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We’ve written about CORS previously in our post about enabling CORS for FileMaker server. In that scenario we took the ‘get a bigger hammer’ approach and simply allowed access from all remote domains. Header always set Access-Control-Allow-Origin “*” In some scenarios this is the ‘right’ thing to do, but much of the time you want […]

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As has happened each year for the last 13 years Joel Shapiro of JS FMP hosted a Custom Web Publishing User Group at FileMaker DevCon. A number of us presented various things we’ve been working on over the past year. At last year’s session I’d talked about “Steve’s top ten things to make you a […]

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