COR015 - Cryptography, SSL, and the FileMaker Platform - David Head

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David Head (FileMaker, Inc.)

Session Description

What is cryptography, how secure are communications, and how does SSL fit into this world? We’ll start by exploring the history of secure communications. Then we’ll dig into the implementation of SSL and encryption on the FileMaker Platform.


Demos will explore essential security concepts using built-in product features and common utilities. We will look at the new FileMaker Server 15 interface provided to request and install an SSL certificate, and also how to test and verify secure communications.

What you should know

(no requirements)

Products & Technologies

  • Server
  • Pro/Advanced
  • Go
  • WebDirect

Session Materials

  • See below for attachment(s).

What You Will Learn

  • How SSL works
  • Why the FileMaker Server standard certificate should not be used in production
  • Requesting and installing a custom certificate
  • Tips for setting up and using SSL with FileMaker software