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Need help with setting up FM16

Question asked by kennyg on Sep 22, 2017
Latest reply on Oct 18, 2017 by kennyg

I am fairly new to FileMaker.

I have done some work with FileMaker 14 and 15.


FileMaker 16 is giving me a hard time.

For one I don't seem to understand the certificate between the master and the worker.


We have a setup where the Master (MS server 2016 inside network) is in domain xyz.inet and the worker (MS Server 2016 in the DMZ)is in domain abc.inet. The domain name for the site was planned to be are made up domains just to clarify)

We have firewall between the xyz.inet and abc.inet domains and ports have been opened.

We are seeing attempts are communication between the two servers, we are using the default certificate for testing.

we keep getting this error: FileMaker Server cannot verify the SSL certificate. The certificate does not match the hostname.


So I start to read though the installation guide and it talks about generating a CSR using the FQDN of the server.


There are three domains in play here.



The webpage domain:


Does this mean we require three certificates?


This is really not clear in the installation guide. Maybe it is clear to people who have used FileMaker before.

I can testify that for new users this is extremely frustrating.


Any help would be appreciated.


Thank you.