Several of the layouts in our sample mobile file are exposed in the layout menu. This is done to make it easier for developers to get in there and hook up the files to their solutions. When you deploy these files you'll want to make sure that only the solution specific layouts are exposed in the layout menu, hiding any layouts in the Under the Hood menu. Same goes for the GoZyncConnector file.
It is up to you to decide if you want to require users to authenticate in to your mobile file on their iOS device. Many users will chose to use an auto-enter account and password so local users won't be asked to authenticate each time they open the mobile file. This makes more sense in GoZync files than others because a) the file often doesn't have any data in it, b) you can instruct users to secure the device with strong passwords, instead of securing the file, and c) the local file has no account information (no access) for the hosted files.
And if you're concerned about theft of the mobile device, check out the Remote Wipe available here: http://www.apple.com/ipad/built-in-apps/find-my-ipad.html Note that you can also turn off "simple passcodes" in your iPhone or iPad's settings to use longer, more secure device passwords.
If you do choose to require authentication in the local file, users will be asked to authenticate when they:
Users will also be asked to authenticate each time they return to an open local file (such as after switching away to another ap, or after closing their iPad) unless they enable the fmrestorelogin extended privilege. This is enabled in our Mobile.fp7 file by default for the [Full Access] privilege set.
You'll likely want to add this to the privilege set your users are using for the Mobile.fp7 file as well.
When it comes to your hosted files, your mobile file will actually connect to an intermediary file: GoZyncConnector (here is a map of how all this work).
When the remote file hits the intermediary, you can choose to ask for the user to authenticate, but they only need to log into the intermediary file: your remote users don't need accounts in your master solution. The intermediary, GoZyncConnector, then sends its contents to the main solution either manually (in which case a user authenticates into your main solution) or as a script schedule, which is itself run under an authenticated account. (Learn more about automated processing.)
If you choose to require authentication in GoZyncConnector, users will be asked to authenticate:
You can also use "file protection" (introduced in FileMaker 11) between the remote and intermediary files if you'd like, and/or between intermediary and the main solution.
Though each deployment will have to consider their unique security requirements, the following recommendations give, we believe the best user experience for working your local GoZync file.
Enterprise customers: MDM
For larger customers, Apple has a suite of Mobile Device Management (MDM) applications to help secure devices, push profile changes, pull applications and monitor password compliance. Learn more here: http://www.apple.com/iphone/business/integration/mdm/