Is it possible to make a secure connection over internet, using FileMaker Network Sharing and Troi Encryptor Plug-in?
Yes. This will work if you do the following:
- Encrypt (with the plug-in) all sensitive fields that you will make available.
- On the server side make the file multi-user (here the normal file sharing is meant, not WebDirect sharing), and make it available over internet.
- On each client install the plug-in.
- On the client side use FileMaker to open the file via the Hosts button (using TCP over internet).
No, the web browser on the client side would not know how to decrypt the encrypted data.
Troi Encryptor Plug-in uses AES-256 bit encryption. The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), also known as Rijndael, is a block cipher adopted as an encryption standard by the US government. It was adopted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in November 2001. AES is considered to be very secure and has the potential to remain secure well beyond twenty years. For backward compatibility with earlier versions of Troi Encryptor Plug-in as well as with Troi Coding Plug-in, the plug-in also still implements the AES-128 bit and the newDES algorithm. Note that these are less secure than the AES-256 bit algorithm.
If your question is not answered here, please look in the documentation that comes with the plug-in. If you have suggestions please email a FAQ suggestion.