Server External Authentication (PDF) FileMaker Server 8 and FileMaker Server 8 Advanced both support external authentication of FileMaker Pro accounts via ActiveDirectory (Windows) or OpenDirectory (Mac). This includes accounts accessed from a web browser when using FileMaker Server 8 Advanced Instant Web Publishing. Learn about Server External Authentication in detail, including how to set up and configure for both Windows and Mac platforms. This brief is ideal for all levels of FileMaker expertise and includes "how to" instructions, as well as technical insights. This technical brief is relevant to both FileMaker 8 and FileMaker 7 products.