|Mac & Win
Stores registration on Mac in preferences file of FileMaker so the plugin can auto register itself on startup of FileMaker.
|This is the name of the person or organization that holds the license for the plug-in
|The component that was licensed. For example "Complete"
|Seats purchased. For example, "1 seat", "10 seats", "Developer"
|This is the month in which the serial will expire for new versions of the plug-in in YYYYMM format. Plug-in released before the end of that month will continue to work forever. New Releases after that date will require a renewal
|The license number
|your serial number
Returns OK on success.
DescriptionStores registration on Mac in preferences file of FileMaker so the plugin can auto register itself on startup of FileMaker.
This is very useful for trainings where you want to preinstall license on FileMaker installations.
Added Windows support in plugin version 4.4.
You can clear the license with ClearRegistration function.
Added Linux support for 7.5.
Saves in preferences file on Mac and Linux, saves to registry on Windows.
To store the registration on a FileMaker Server permanently, it is sufficient to call the StoreRegistration function only once by opening a file (e.g. the Registration.fmp12 file) with a OnFirstWindowOpen-Script and a single line of code like this: Set Variable [ $r; Value: MBS( "StoreRegistration"; $name; "Complete"; "5 seat"; $date; $code) ].
After opening it once and thus writing the registration file to the preference file, it can be closed and removed from the server.
Currently on Windows the key is written encrypted to the registry into the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FileMaker\RegistrationMBS entry. On macOS and iOS, we write a RegistrationMBS entry into the com.filemaker.client.pro12.plist file or for Claris Pro into the com.claris.pro.plist file.
If you use this in a vertical solution, please make sure you update the license key before updating the plugin to avoid the user seeing an error dialog about an old license. Also make sure that every major update you make calls StoreRegistration with a new key to replace the old key stored in preferences. And consider getting a multi year update from us, so you only change license key every few years.
- Goodies 41: Preferences Dialog
- Register Script for MBS Plugin
- MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 11.2pr1
- Preferences dialog for Windows
- MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 7.5pr3
- MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 7.3pr5
- MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 6.3pr3
- MBS FileMaker Plugin debugging help
- MBS Filemaker Plugin, version 4.4pr7
- Storing Registration for MBS Filemaker Plugin
This function is free to use.
Created 18th August 2014, last changed 28th November 2022