EID reader: Installation and Setup

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What does it do?

myFMbutler eID is a plugin for FileMaker Pro 13 (and also 11 & 12), which enables you to read information from the Belgian eID identitydirectly into a FileMaker database. The plugin allows to process the following data: a. General information (name and date of birth, etc.) b. address c. additional information d. Photo e. card info

What do I need?

FileMaker Pro 12 or higher , running on MacOS X 10.6.x or higher, or Windows XP SP3 or higher, including Windows Vista and Windows 7)

How do I make this work?


To read the eID card, the Belgian eID runtime software must first be installed. If that's not the case, please pre-install this separately. The runtime software "Belgian_Identity_Card_Run-time" is available for free to download on: [1]

Once you've installed the middleware, open the "myFMbutler eID Installer." • Windows The plug-in will be installed in: C: \ Documents and Settings \ [user] \ Local Settings \ Application Data \ FileMaker \ Extensions (Windows XP) C: \ Users \ [user] \ Local Settings \ Application Data \ FileMaker \Extensions (Windows Vista / 7) The "eID" folder, which contains the instructions and example files, is installed in the Documents folder of the user.

A shortcut to this folder is installed on the desktop.

• Mac OS X The installer copies the plug-in to the following path: ~ / Library / Application Support / FileMaker / Extensions / The documentation and sample files are located in the home directory of the user: ~ / Documents / myFMbutler / eID & SIS /

In order to remove the plugin, quit FileMaker and remove the plugin file from the Extensions folder.

Example Files

We have supplied several example files:

The Installer example show you how to include a plugin verification on startup and install the plugin if needed. It also features an example of an entire eID card reading script.

The Dialog activated example demonstrates the behaviour of the plugin where the eID middleware ask for authorisation at each reading.

The Dialog Suppressed example demonstrates the behaviour of the plugin where the eID middleware no longer asks for authorisation at each reading.

The Specific' example provides you with some examples of how to retrieve only some specific data from the eID card.

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