Apparently FMI knows about this, and their advice is as follows
The problem for me is I don't have an SSL certificate and am using the in-built FM certificate. I would have thought the in-built certificate would at least let me import from the hosted file, especially as I did this from the desktop of the server.
The script doing the import has not changed for many years and still runs fine on pre-18 servers.
Other than purchasing an SSL has anyone get a solution, without resorting to downloading the hosted files and running locally (I'm trying to avoid that step).
By Chris Thacker
Hi, I have some FMP development experience but more so on the intermediate level.
We have a FMP database, hosted on a FMP server, that we use to track a bunch of our digital signs. All the data in the db is manually entered with fields such as 'name' and 'ip_address'. Sometimes these signs go offline, hangup, change ip addresses, etc. I had the idea to have the remote signs call a url every hour that is our signage db hosted on our FMP server. Something like:
The db could track these calls for all signs in the db and I could create a layout or report that would list the ones that haven't called in within a certain timeframe.
I know exactly how the signs themselves would technically call the url, and can handle the layout & report, but don't know how to get the db to listen for the call and handle it.
How can I do this? Are there any examples anywhere that explain this?
I'm thinking the db would need to have webdirect enabled with a layout that is shared to Guest so a login isn't required but other than that I'm not sure where to start... or if there is a better way to handle this. Once the url call is made, the db wouldn't need to do anything back to the client/sign itself except for perhaps a simple 'success' message.
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