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Firewall denies fmscwp access

Question asked by dirkms on Mar 2, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 15, 2017 by dirkms



I'm running a Filemaker 15 app on a MacOS X 10.11 Server in a data center, accessing via internet. Clients can access properly with the firewall enabled.


In order to distribute a small amount of information to a bigger audience, I set up a website using PHP and Filemaker API for PHP. That works perfectly, but only if the firewall is disabled. If the firewall is enabled, I get an error 500, there is no access via Filemaker API for PHP.


The firewall is configured as described in the knowledge base: Following services are opened:

  • fmsased
  • fmscwpc (located /Library/FileMaker Server/Web Publishing/publishing-engine/cwpc/bin/)
  • fmserver_helperd
  • fmserverd
  • fmsgetpasskey
  • fmsib
  • fmxdbc_listener


Firewall disabled: access via client and fmscwp is possible. (that rules out any db security issues, doesn't it?)

Firewall enabled: access via client is possible, fmscwp is denied.


What do I miss?