3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 16, 2017 12:22 PM by radeffect

    Installing SSL on AWS (not FM Cloud)


      I was trying to add an SSL to an FM server we have on Amazon's AWS (not FM Cloud).

      The problem is that you need to either supply an email of the domain admin (the easiest method but can't do because that's Amazon) or put something into the root of the web server for domain verification.

      I'm assuming that is the route that should be taken.

      Has anyone done this? if so, what was the process and the folder used?



        • 1. Re: Installing SSL on AWS (not FM Cloud)

          I’d suggest not using the default DNS name that AWS provides for the server. Purchase a domain name (or create a subdomain for a domain you already own/manage) and point it at the server. Then purchase the SSL cert for that DNS name (where you are the domain admin). Make sure all clients are connecting to the new name so that the cert will match.


          The AWS Route 53 service is great for this if you don’t already manage DNS elsewhere.

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          • 2. Re: Installing SSL on AWS (not FM Cloud)

            To put something into the root of your domain for verification you can do that with IIS Manager on your AWS server.  If you turned on web publishing it will be enabled.  Go to IIS Manager and open up the site on the left. Click on the Sites folder then right click on FMWebSite and click on explore and add the file that your SSL provider wants you to in the folder that opens up.


            You will want to register the Domain your clients are using for the SSL.  For example I have added a DNS entry (A-Name) filemakerserver.schwarzsoftware.com.au and pointed that to an elastic ip address.  Clients only connect to filemakerserver.schwarzsoftware.com.au and the SSL is registered for that DNS so the SSL works fine for the clients.  If you don't do that your clients will get an invalid SSL error.

            • 3. Re: Installing SSL on AWS (not FM Cloud)

              Greg and Carl:

              Thank you very much!

              Excellent input, I will try these approaches soon and let you know the result.