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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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