Early next month, Waves in Motion will release Security Manager 1.0, a user-login system that can integrate with existing FileMaker Pro databases without scripting.
Install it, and Security Manager 1.0 provides a single point of entry for any number of users and databases, eliminating password sharing, forgotten passwords and time-consuming FileMaker Pro password changes, according to Vincenzo Menanno, president of Waves in Motion. “It enhances security, eases database administration, and simplifies access for your users”.
When it comes to security, Security Manager 1.0 requires a user name and password to log in and eliminates password sharing by giving each user a separate account. It can also: create case sensitive passwords, enforce a minimum password length, enforce password changes with password expiration, and implement other optional industry standard password policies.
Menanno said Security Manager improves manageability by making it easy to remove a user’s access on a specified date or on the fly and lets change their own passwords. It can also temporarily remove access to a specific database, automatically generate random passwords for new users, and require users to change their password the first time they log in.
Usability is enhanced in Security Manager as it provides professional username/password log-in dialogs, Menanno said. It can also be used to optionally present users with a list of usernames to choose from and show users only databases they have access to.
Unlike other log-in schemes, Security Manager works with FileMaker Access Privileges, not against them, Menanno said. Administrators can create multiple groups and passwords in FileMaker Pro, with full support for Layout, Field and Record level security. Security Manager will open the databases with the right password for the user, so no functionality is lost.
Pricing hasn’t yet been announced.