- Are there different settings in the system's security-settings? Firewall?
- Network settings are identical (beside of the own IP)?
- What happens if You define a new host favorite?
Have you checked to make sure that the user account that creates "connection failed" exists in any of the databases that you have on your FMS? Updating OS might give the user a different User name that does not belong to a user and if you only show databases that belong to a username in your databases they want show up
I switched off the firewall. Still same.
Networks settings are identical, DHCP.
Create new favorite host, still showing Connection Failed.
my FM server uses the Mac OS x server directory service to authenticate the user.
Error occurs before authenticating to the DB, when trying to list the Databases in the launch center.
In the FM server settings I don't see any options
to restrict access. All other users in the network can connect and have same configuration.
Before upgrade to FM 15 and El Capitan this problem was not there, no changes were done to any settings on client or server.
What is also weird, when I go to the Launch Center, the hostname if the FM Server automatically appears. When I click on the hostnane it says connection failed.
Could You try to enter the path to the file?
- edit the server, Network-path or similar (don't hav an english version here)
- add the filename to the path
Do you have the server set to display only databases for which the user has credentials?
You may have a bad server.pem file on the particular Mac in question. Can other users authenticate from that Mac? Can this user authenticate from a different machine?
I tried that. Says file not found on the server.
server is not set up to do that, file is visible to anyone.
I am not really authentication to the database file on the server, just trying to open from the local user account, but cannot see it in the launch centre. So it does not yet ask me to authenticate to the database.
I created another local user account on the same machine and from this account I can see the database on the server and open it.
Server.pem file. I was reading about that but cannot find it in the Filemaker15 Application folder.
It should be in the folder?
This folder has only two files: Filemaker Pro and fmxdbc_listener
I'm using filemaker 15
I am not really authentication to the database file on the server, just trying to open from the local user account, but cannot see it in the launch centre.
What does this mean? You're trying to open it using Open File instead of Open Remote?
It looks like the server.pem file has been incorporated into some other library during the upgrades. If nobody else can connect from this Mac, then I suggest reinstalling FileMaker.
Since it runs well with another user account on the same machine, it's strange..
Normally, it sounds as a newtwork issue, the entries on 'open remote' are not always real..
If it's a 'favorite' host, try to delete that and redefine... I'm on an iPad, no FM 15 here, can't trst
On a normal installation, server.pem are for all users - so it can be something different with that user
I am trying to open the database on the FM sever host using Open Remote. After clicking Open Remote the launch centre shows up. In the Launch Centre on the left side the name of the filemaker host automatically appears. When I click on the name of the host, on the right side the databases should appear but the don't it only shows connection failed.
Screenshot from user account where it does not work:
Screenshot from account where it works (on same computer)
When I do the same from another local user's account on the same machine the databases show up in the Launch Centre. Then the user opens the file and has to authenticate with their directory password. The local accounts or not related to the accounts used to log into FM database.
When I try to open the database using Open File from the same user account where the Launch Centre gives the 'connection failed error' I get 'file not found message'.
Also all other machines on the same LAN with the same configuration have no problem at all. So it really seems to be related to the local user account.
I tried to delete favourite host, removed FM, reinstalled. Still same!
Have the users saved their credentials in the Credential Manager? This sounds like a user configuration / user profile issue.