Setting up a domain name
I need to setup a domain name for my Filemaker server so that I can get an SSL certificate.
The only trouble is, there doesn't seem to be any detailed instructions on how to do that. I own a domain name and have created a sub-domain for this purpose, but I don't know how to format the forwarding address to make the sub-domain reach the Filemaker Server.
Despite 2 days of searching, I have not found instructions on how to do this, so I have experimented with some ideas but that has not worked either. I entered my static IP address for my Filemaker server machine which is located in a data center. Then I went to the Filemaker server admin console and under the general server settings I entered the new subdomain as the server name. Then I waited a few hours and created a new favorite remote server in Filemaker pro on my home machine and entered the new sub-domain as it's location. Nothing. I have repeated this process a dozen times or more changing the address where the sub-domain is forwarded to anything I can think of. I have appended ":5003" to the IP address, I have appended ":16000" to it. I changed it from an IP address to the domain name that my colocation data center gave me that I use for screen sharing access to the server machine, I appended that with :16000 and :5003. Then I repeated all of those variations with the http:// and https:// options. Nothing.
Can anyone point me to detailed instructions on how to do this? Preferably instructions that explain everything in detail. every reference I have found to this process simply assumes that I would already know how to do it, and apparently that is not the case.
Thank you for the post.
The installation of FileMaker has nothing to do with this process or configuration; however, the following third party resource may be of assistance: