How Do I Secure SeedCodeCalendar ?

SeedCodeCalendar is distributed without any security in place; there are no accounts or passwords set up whatsoever. You’ll likely want to add some security to your copy as you deploy it. If you have an existing FileMaker solution to which you’re adding the calendar, you've likely already secured your events table: we have some notes about this when we talk about getting ready to integrate.

If you don’t have an existing security solution in place, you’ll want to set up at least some basic security for the calendar:

a) You’ll want to prevent you users from modifying the schema (field definitions, scripts, and layouts) of the calendar. Even if you allow schema modifications to the data tables like events, you’ll want to prevent such changes to the CalendarInterface and CalendarRows table where most of the interface work of the calendar takes place. You want users to be able to change the data here, but not the field definitions, scripts, and layouts.

b) Users should also be prevented from accidentially deleting or creating new records in the Calendar Interface. An easy way to accomplish this is to use Custom Menus to remap the New Record and Delete Record commands, pointing them to a simple script like this (delete record is an example)

If [ Left ( Get ( LayoutTableName ) ; 8 ) = "Calendar" ]
Beep Show Custom Dialog [ Title: "Delete Record: Error"; Message: "You can't delete records this way: you're attempting to delete an interface record: click on an appointment directly to delete it.";
Buttons: “OK” ]
Set Error Capture [ On ]
Delete Record/Request
End If

If records are created or deleted accidentally closing and reopening the calendar will check to see if these interface records have been created or deleted and the calendar will automatically correct itself.

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