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FMS13 Web Server Breaks Easily

Question asked by LarryGoldman on Aug 8, 2014
Latest reply on Oct 28, 2014 by wbr

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FMS13 Web Server Breaks Easily

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     Re: FMS 13.0.4.400, Mac OS X 10.9.4

     Sometimes it is necessary to turn off and on FMS' httpd web server for maintenance and adjustment.

     For Apache, the Terminal command is: sudo apachectl stop/start

     In FIleMaker Server, the analogous Terminal command is: /Library/FileMaker\ Server/HTTPServer/bin/httpdctl stop/start

     But use of this command _breaks_ FMS' https server -- it will not restart and reports the following error in /Library/FileMaker\ Server/HTTPServer/logs/fmsadminserver_error_log: "Init: Pass phrase incorrect". The only resolution is to restart the entire server (time consuming, and extremely inconvenient for other server users), and even restarting sometimes does not clear the problem.

     To see for yourself, on a running FMS server, in Terminal, stop and restart FMS' httpd process as follows:

     bash-3.2# /Library/FileMaker\ Server/HTTPServer/bin/httpdctl stop

     ========== stop ==========
     Fri Aug 8 12:06:48 PDT 2014
     /usr/sbin/httpd -k stop -D FILEMAKER -f /Library/FileMaker Server/HTTPServer/conf/httpd.conf
      
     bash-3.2# /Library/FileMaker\ Server/HTTPServer/bin/httpdctl start
     ========== start ==========
     Fri Aug 8 12:06:55 PDT 2014
     /usr/sbin/httpd -k start -D FILEMAKER -f /Library/FileMaker Server/HTTPServer/conf/httpd.conf
     exit code 1
      
     How does one fix the passphrase problem and get FMS' httpd process started without having to restart the entire server?

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