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MaskPassword(Text; ReplacementChar), CountPassword(Text; ReplacementChar)

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Priyabrata Sahoo, Mindfire Solutions

Custom function to encrypt or masking a password field inputs in Filemaker.

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We can mask the password field inputs through Filemaker script triggers and using this function in the script and storing the data entered in the password field into another field in its table for password matching while signing in using the password. Since the characters entered into the password field would get converted to "*".

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Don't store passwords, masked or otherwise.

Tom Fitch, Portland
February 23, 2013 11:41am

The password can be stored in another field.

While triggering script(onObjectmodify) in the field the user had to enter the password.

We can first store the password characters one by one in another field then mask the password characters in the

Priyabrata, India
March 03, 2013 10:05pm

How you will do implement the store of password characters one by one in another field before masking the password?

Regards Sebastian

Sebastian, Lucern
August 26, 2013 2:11pm

If we use a script trigger on the password field and use this function in the script which would get the actual password characters and using this function it will replace with the mask character that would be defined in the custom function

Priyabrata Sahoo, Mindfire Solutions, India
August 26, 2013 11:04pm

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