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Setting up OAUTH with Google in FileMaker 16

Setting up OAuth with Google in FileMaker 16

Posted by William Porter
Intended audience: Intermediate to Advanced FileMaker developers
Date of publication: 2017-June-06

One of the many exciting features in FileMaker 16 (released last month) is OAuth or Open Authentication. Open Authentication allows users to connect to a FileMaker database after authenticating with an external (non-FileMaker) account. At the present time, FileMaker supports OAuth through Google, Amazon and Microsoft.

If you're a developer there are two main questions to answer. First, should I do this? And second, how do I do it? I'll answer the first question later. It's important.

But the other question--How do I setup OAuth?--is answered in the attached document. I wrote this tutorial with the help of my friend and colleague Taylor Sharpe of Taylor Made Services, also here in Dallas. We provide step-by-step instructions on how to get your users authenticating into your FileMaker databases using Google. (Another tutorial for Microsoft is coming as soon as I have time to finish it.)

Use the following link to download the tutorial. Enjoy.





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