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Enabling SSL causes older clients to be unable to connect

Question asked by Yadin on Jun 12, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 16, 2015 by TSGal

Summary

Enabling SSL causes older clients to be unable to connect

Product

FileMaker Server

Version

14

Operating system version

Server 2012

Description of the issue

As of enabling SSL all our clients were suddenly unable to access the server.  Turns out client versions before 14 (12 and 13) can only use 14 server if you're not using SSL.  If you enable SSL, they can no longer connect, you must have FMP14.  This is NOT supposed to be the case, and it caused us to suffer an organization wide failure, not to mention WebDirect still doesn't think the certificate is there.  Overall, this is a disastrous release.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Install 14 server, connect with v12 client.  Enable SSL on server, try to connect with client again.

Expected result

Connect to server and list databases

Actual result

Get told you don't have access to any databases

Workaround

Turn off SSL, or upgrade all clients to v14

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