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  1. Have been fighting my way uphill in getting an SSL certificate, and I'm almost there. But now: - I used the fmsadmin command to generate my server request, but when I copy the hash out of serverRequest.pem and send it up to GeoTrust, the import fails with the message country code is not valid. Anybody know where to set the country code in FMS14?
  2. I am trying to use the following but I am getting the attached error: GetURLasContainer( "https://generator.barcodetools.com/barcode.png?gen=1&data=A31254&bcolor=FFFFFF&fcolor=000000&qsize=1&xdim=1&w=&h=&fmt=0&mode=0&angle=0&quiet=1&alignh=1&alignv=1" )
  3. I chose to suppress the SSL warning for a given host in my FileMaker 16 Pro Advanced. Which file can I edit or remove for FileMaker to forget that I chose to suppress invalid SSL warning?
  4. As I was not able to make the GUI approach in beezwax blog to work; I wrote this blog / HOW-TO on how to sign your own certificate mainly on command line: https://github.com/TyrfingMjolnir/SelfSignedCert I wrote this blog / HOW-TO after doing a deployment for a KYC( Know Your Client ) system for a financial institution.
  5. Hello All - I have a wildcard cert from Godaddy for my domain. I have successfully reinstalled this cert on Server 17 by using the White Paper from Steven & Wim - thank you! My issue is this: I would like to use the certs/key on other machines/platforms but adding the keyfilepass is causing issues with my linux firewall -> PFSense. I have tried omitting the keyfilepass option however the CLI tells me this is a problem. Is there a way to generate the CSR without using the keyfilepass option? This would give me more options on the other machines. Thank you! Jim
  6. Because I have only 1 external IP address in the office here, I have set up a reverse proxy on my Sophos UTM 9 firewall, they call it WAF or Web Application Firewall. In this setup, you define a number of "real" web servers with their internal IP addresses, you also define a number of "virtual" web servers by DNS name m type ( http or https ) and port ( 80, 443, or whatever you would like). This works great if you want to host different web servers on different internal machines. BTW they are all VMs. I also configured this for FileMaker Server, so everything https related is nicely routed to the fms machine. That also works great, apart from 1 small thing. The client complains about the certificate. There is nothing wrong with the certificate, as this works fine when I connect to the server internally ( using the same DNS name of course ). Everything nicely green. It only goes wrong when contacting it externally. FileMaker shows an error dialog that it cannot verify the identity of the server. See screen 1. When I click on "View Certificate" it shows perfectly fine certificates, as shown in screen 2, 3 and 4. There must be something wrong with the way the firewall is implementing the reverse proxy. I think I configured it correctly: I am passing the host headers, and the virtual filemaker site is correctly associated with the wildcard certifcate, just like the regular virtual apache web site that I am running as well and which gives not problems whatsoever. Someone at the Sophos forum indicated that perhaps the firewall is inserting some certificate information that is not making FileMaker itself happy. It appears to me that FileMaker is using 2 technologies here, one that is a custom FileMaker certificate client, which is detecting something it doesn't like, and the "View Certificate" dialog is almost certainly using standard system software ( webkit? ) and decides everything is fine. They are not agreeing with each other, that is for sure. Are there any IT people on this forum who have set up something like this? Any help is very much appreciated.
  7. I just installed FM Server 17 on a machine (running Windows 2016 Server) to test everything out. During the installation, there are a number of warnings to click through if you don't have an SSL Certificate to install at the time of installation. Everything installed / is working fine . . . except logging into the Admin Console remotely. There's no SSL Certificate. I read someplace about generating one using the Command Prompt typing "fmsadmin certificate create", but I'm getting error messages when I try. I'm a relative newbie when it comes to SSL Certificates, so could someone please walk me through the steps of creating and installing an SSL Certificate for FM Server 17?
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    Hi All, I am viewing a records location through What3Words and the web viewer performs as expected on OS X 10.10.x and 10.11.x but when I put the file on OS X High Sierra the web viewer gives the error, "SSL Error, Unable to create a secure connection to the server". All connections are from the same location. Can anyone assist please
  9. I have just created an e-commerce site and is it required to encrypt SSL certificate to it. Are there any free options for it?
  10. Hello Everyone, I've written a PowerShell script to allow you to get a free SSL certificate from Let's Encrypt to use with FileMaker Server. You can schedule this to run every few months and renew your certificate automatically. Now there's no reason to keep using that default certificate. Check out the post for instructions! How to Use Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificates with FileMaker Server | Blue Feather - FileMaker Developer, Android, Web EDIT: One compatibility note for everyone - While it looks like it's all compatible with FileMaker Pro 13-15, only FileMaker Go 15 is compatible. FileMaker Go 14 is unable to connect with these certificates installed. I'd recommend using FM Go 15 anyway, but it's something to be aware of if you're still using FM Go 14.
  11. Hi, I've just upgraded to Filemaker Server 16 and installed an SSL certificate for client/server communications. However, I am confused by the documentation when it comes to communication between the Server and the Filemaker XML API. We're currently making these calls from another server over http, and would like to ensure they are secure. I've attempted changing these requests to be over https but this seems to fail - I haven't investigated where exactly (if it's a limitation of the PyFilemaker Python library we're using or the fact that the connection is not actually secure). Would enabling it for clients also provide security on the API side? Could anyone provide some guidance on where I can look for information on this? Thanks in advance!
  12. Gday, We are running FM server 16 with FM pro 16 and FM Go 16 clients. We have do not use SSL certs as yet. When opening databases on the go client, the user is presented with a dialog stating that the connection is not secure and would they like to proceed. Secondly, programmatic access to the server is failing due to this new error being returned from the first "ping" of the server. I understand this is normal behaviour but obviously we want to get rid of this. We need to sign our server. The problem is that it is used on the intranet only and CA's will not sign machines that are not public facing. We will not be making our server public facing. What are the best practices surrounding getting this machine certified? Any help appreciated.
  13. Gday, In an effort to figure out how SSL works with filemaker I have enabled the default SSL cert that comes with filemaker. Unfortunately I am still presented with an SSL error when I connect to the databases hosted on the server (see image). What steps am I missing in order to get this certificate to work? I understand this is a "not for production" certificate however it is in date and valid and we are using it to see how a production installation would be achieved. FM Server 16, FMPro 16 Windows server 2012. In order to reproduce the error we: 1. Enabled SSL on the FM server 2. Restarted the service 3. Checked SSL certificate in FM admin console 4. Connected to server using client Any help appreciated.
  14. I've done a search in this forum for "SSL" and it returns no result. So I'll start this thread: Has anyone posted a step by step guideline on how to implement SSL for FileMaker Server? If not, it would be very helpful, at least for me. I am familiar with generating the request from the FileMaker Server Admin Console. I am familiar with submitting the generated pem key to the GoDaddy service, who then generates a certificate for a price. I am familiar with placing said certificate in the correct folder on the server. However, that's where I leave off. There's some final steps missing, I don't know what they are. But we need to somehow "connect" the domain name we submitted when buying the certificate (www.something.com) , to the actual server we are using (it only has a static IP address), somehow. No idea what those steps would be. Any insight would be appreciated. Thank you
  15. FileMaker Cloud SSL Certificate Renewals | FileMaker Cloud | FileMaker 15 Training LINK TO SSL CERTIFICATE TOOL: http://thebrainbasket.com/?p=499 Covering renewing your Cloud SSL Certificate with Claus Lavendt Get up to speed with the FileMaker Pro 15 Video Training Course! Top Rated Course by FileMaker Expert, Richard Carlton. http://learningfilemaker.com/fmpro15.php Experience Richard's dynamic and exciting teaching format, while learning both basic, intermediate, and advanced FileMaker development skills. With 26 years of FileMaker experience and a long time speaker at FileMaker's Developer Conference, Richard will teach you all the ins and outs of building FileMaker Solutions. The course is 40 hours of video content! Richard has been involved with the FileMaker platform since 1990 and has grown RCC into one of the largest top tier FileMaker consultancies worldwide. Richard works closely with RCC's staff: a team of 28 FileMaker developers and supporting web designers. He has offices in California, Nevada, and Texas. Richard has been a frequent speaker at the FileMaker Developers Conference on a variety of topics involving FileMaker for Startups and Entrepreneurs, and client server integration. Richard is the Product Manager for FM Starting Point, the popular and most downloaded free FileMaker CRM Starter Solution. Richard won 2015 Excellence Award from FileMaker Inc (Apple Inc) for outstanding video and product creation, leading to business development. RCC and LearningFileMaker.com are headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. http://www.rcconsulting.com/ Please feel free to contact us at support@rcconsulting.com If you want to explore building I.O.S apps for I Phone or I Pad and deploying those out to the Apple App Store. Here is a video introduction to our iOS App Training https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVxQe_yAshw Looking for FM Starting Point free software download: http://www.fmstartingpoint.com For More Free FileMaker Videos Check out Http://www.filemakerfree.com Visit http://www.learningfilemaker.com for all facets of FileMaker Award Winning Video Training. Please Visit Our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/FileMakerVideos Please Subscribe While There. Please Comment, Like & Share All of Our Videos. Feel Free to Embed any of Our Videos on Your Blog or Website. Follow Us on Your Favorite Social Media https://www.facebook.com/FileMakerVideos https://twitter.com/filemakervideos https://plus.google.com/+FileMakerVideos/videos Filemaker Pro 15 Training Videos FileMaker 15 Videos Filemaker Pro 15 Video Course #FileMakerVideos #FileMakerTrainingVideos #WhatisFilemaker15 #FilemakerPro15Training #Filemaker15VideoTutorial #FilemakerPro15Videos
  16. Hi all We have discovered a possible issue with the Admin/Config app. We'd appreciate your thoughts. We turned on SSL by checking the SSL box in the enclosed screenshot. When attempting a sync the client received "The MirrorSync URL returned an unexpected response. Check your URL, verify that the server is running properly, and try again. Address: https://mirrorsync3.oda.state.or.us/MirrorSync/sync". So we went thru the config again and found the SSL box unchecked. We cannot get the SSL checkbox to stay checked. We did modify the MirrorSync Customization script to set the $$MIRRORSYNC_URL with https and that worked. We are however, wondering if there is something awry with our install or this specific Configuration. We are running MirrorSync 3.1. Thanks, Mark
  17. I just installed FMS 15 on a Windows 2008 R2 machine - everything checked out and the install went smooth. I then purchased a Wildcard SSL certificate from Go Daddy. I generated a CSR from the FMS Admin Console and pasted the encrypted text into Go Daddy's text box to setup my SSL. Here is the problem: The CSR generated from the FMS Console set the domain as mydomain.com instead of fmpserver.mydomain.com Where does Filemaker Server Console get the information used to generate the CSR? How do I get FMS to generate a CSR with the correct sub-domain? It is a FQDN (sub) that resolves directly to the Public IP on my server. Thanks in advance for your help! Jim.
  18. My client had to renew their SSL certificate this morning, after which they received this error: Could not connect to SuperContainer server: SSL certificate problem, verify that the CA cert is OK. Details: error:14090086:SSL routines:SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE:certificate verify failed They've been running for many months with no issues. The certificate is from GoDaddy. I've already implemented the suggestion from this thread, to no avail: This is on FMS 13, Mac OS X, 3-machine deployment. Anyone have any ideas?
  19. I have an Active Directory for user authentication for our FMP users. I, however, must use unencrypted connection because otherwise it does not work. I have tried and tested the same parameters on other solutions to authenticate against AD, and they work, but with FMS, it works only unencrypted. I read the Manual, it says that I must use a certificate, but my domain is '.local' and I don't understand why it needs a supported certificate for this matter. I did install a certificate for FMP so in order to avoid the annoying web direct security statement. All said, I have a Windows 2008 R2 level domain, with 3 servers to authenticate against. A dedicated FMS windows 2008 r2 server that belongs to the domain. What must I do?
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  21. I'm happy to report that FileMaker Server 14 seems to work just fine with OS X 10.10.3 / Server.app 4.1, and the experience overall is better than with 10.9 and FMS13. Here are my tips & hints: During installation, you will be asked which Ports to use for HTTP and HTTPS. Since OS X server already uses 80 and 443 by default, you should pick different ones. You can see a list of which ones to avoid here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202944 (Note: usually ports below 1024 require root permissions. I chose two in the 8000s and it worked fine) During Deployment, on the step where it tries to Test the Webserver, it fails. I think this is just a bug in the Deployment Assistant - it has happened to me twice now. The solution is easy : Cancel out of Deployment and Reboot the Mac. After rebooting, resume the deployment by navigating to http://localhost:16001/admin-console and the second time the web server test works fine. Using a different SSL certificate for WebDirect is quite easy: Do NOT configure the certificate inside the Admin console. Instead, you can make these changes: Copy your Certificate and Private Key to the folder /Library/FileMaker Server/HTTPServer/conf/ Edit the file /Library/FileMaker Server/HTTPServer/conf/extra/httpd-ssl.conf with these changes: and Restart the web server by executing the following command in Terminal:
  22. I have a 3rd Party SSL cert installed in FMS 14. Zulu2 is installed and I'm able to connect without any issues over SSL. Is there a way to force only SSL connections to the Zulu server. I'd like to be be able to make sure all users are configuring to use SSL. Thanks
  23. I'm having a devil of a time getting FMS14 in good shape. I'm looking for help installing a certificate, but also including a couple of details in case they inspire any other good advice. FMS is hosting my twenty databases and my organization's employees are reaching them without a hitch. It's also true that I can see a sample database via WebDirect. FileMaker customer support has told me that that means the software is installed correctly and there's nothing else they can do to help me. It's also true that when I use Remote Desktop Connection to remote in to the terminal, I can administer FMS (because I'm effectively sitting in front of it) . . . but that I can't administer it from a browser window in my own terminal. One of the browser errors I get involves Secure Connection Failed, so I'm hoping that an SSL install will solve the problem. I'm in over my head, though. In the WinServer 2008 IIS Manager, I have generated & installed a self-signed certificate. In the same interface, I'm using the command Create Certificate Request to generate the CSR to send to GeoTrust. I have no idea what value goes in the field Common Name (which I guess would be a domain, right, if I were tied to DNS? Is it the terminal's MAC address?) I don't want to take a stab in the dark.
  24. Now that the most recent patch has come out for FMS14 I have my custom SSL cert installed. However, things are not all roses. In the Mac client I get a green padlock and Web Direct is showing the secure connection and the correct SSL cert information. Windows FMPA14 isn't showing a green lock icon. Get ( ConnectionAttributes )on both Mac and Windows shows: [ Peer Certificate ] commonName: {mydomain} CA Issuers: Go Daddy Secure Certificate Authority - G2 Get ( ConnectionState ) on the Mac returns a 3 (for a secured connection with a fully verified server name in the certificate) and a 2 for a secured connection (SSL) when the server name doesn’t match the certificate (default FileMaker Server installation). Not sure how connecting to the same server and opening the same database should cause two different results. Any thoughts? Kevin
  25. I have an OS X server (10.10.3 running Server.app) which is accessed two ways: via an internal LAN network using FileMaker Pro, also via WebDirect to the public via a WAN connection through a firewall. What I wanted was to have this setup: LAN / FileMaker Pro : no SSL (since this is a secure network) WAN / WebDirect : SSL Using a cheap-o $15/year Comodo-reseller SSL certificate. My first try was to install FMS14, and then enable SSL and install the certificates using the Admin console / Database Server / Security / "Import Certificates" button, where I imported the Key as well as a PEM file that I hand-made that included the Certificate first, and intermediate certificates immediately after. Although this imported, FileMaker server put up a warning that the SSL certificate wasn't from an approved vendor. Fair enough. Then I restarted FMServer but it wouldn't serve databases on the LAN via FMPro to FM Pro 14v1. Disappointing, but as expected. Here's the weird part: I couldn't figure out to un-do that certificate installation, so ended up doing a complete uninstall and re-install of FMS14 from scratch. This time I did not enable SSL or install any certificates. The magic is this: LAN / FileMaker Pro : files are served to FMPro and SSL is off. WAN / WebDirect : SSL ! YES - the certificate is good and verifies. Using a cheap-o $15/year Comodo-reseller SSL certificate. Somehow, it looks as if my install/uninstall/reinstall steps accidentally let FileMaker's HTTP/WebDirect server keep usingthe SSL certificate, while preventing FMServerd from using it at all. Just like I wanted. Bizarre, but I'll take it.
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