2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 28, 2017 5:29 PM by giordano

    FM Cloud Subdomain SSL Certificate

    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 (subdomain.currentdomain.com)

      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.

      Thanks.

        • 1. Re: FM Cloud Subdomain SSL Certificate
          Johan Hedman

          You most probably have a SSL Certificate for your top domain www.yourcompany.com, but that does not affect your FM Cloud if your domain there would for example be fmcloud.yourcompany.com . For that you need a Wildcard SSL Certificate. Usually a Wildcard Certificate Is much more expensive than a standard certificate since you can include any sub domain under your top domain.

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          • 2. Re: FM Cloud Subdomain SSL Certificate
            giordano

            Johan, your explanation is exactly what I needed. I did not know that about wildcards and subdomains. Thanks.

            (I still believe that's a typo on the FileMaker help page.)

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