Hosting databases > Editing accounts and privilege sets
Editing accounts and privilege sets
Note  The following information is for server administrators and group administrators.
In FileMaker Pro, edit the accounts and privilege sets that clients will use for access to each database. Choose File menu > Manage > Security.
Enable the appropriate extended privileges for particular privilege sets. Every account assigned to a privilege set with extended privileges will be able to access the database through the protocol associated with an extended privilege (for example, Access via FileMaker Network). For information on accounts, privilege sets, and extended privileges, see FileMaker Pro Help.
Enable the privilege to Disconnect user from FileMaker Server when idle to disconnect idle users from FileMaker Server for each account (or keep them connected), as necessary. For information on setting the length of time a user must be idle before being disconnected, see FileMaker clients settings.
If you plan to use external authentication, then you must edit each FileMaker Pro account that clients will use for shared access. In the Edit Account dialog box, for Account is authenticated via, choose External Server. For information on enabling external authentication for FileMaker Pro accounts, see FileMaker Pro Help. For information on setting up FileMaker Server to support external authentication, see Database Server security settings.
For security reasons, do not have a Guest account using the Full Access privilege set, a Full Access account with an empty password, or a Full Access account with the password stored in the database using the File Options dialog box Log in using option. Database files with these types of accounts are insecure. If the Host password-protected databases only setting is enabled, then these insecure database files cannot be opened for hosting.
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