FM Cloud Subdomain SSL Certificate

Discussion created by giordano on Jun 27, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 28, 2017 by giordano

The FileMaker reference page Configuring security for FileMaker Cloud contains this confusing sentence:

"If you already own a domain, you may instead purchase a subdomain (

for FileMaker Cloud instead of getting an entirely new domain."


Why would I need to spend money on a subdomain for a domain I already own? Shouldn’t this say

"…you may instead purchase an SSL certificate for a subdomain…"?


My understanding is that you may purchase a certificate for a specific or subdomain, or a wildcard certificate, for the same price.