FileMaker® Server 17 White Papers

Discussion created by shblackwell on May 15, 2018

The launch of Version 17 of the FileMaker Platform brings with it an entirely new FileMaker Server with a new Admin Console and related elements. There have been a significant number of changes to the Admin Console and to the processes to set-up and to administer FileMaker® Server 17.

To help developers and server administrators understand these Wim Decorte and I have prepared three separate White Papers about relevant aspects of this topic.  Each White Paper addresses a different topic:


FileMaker® Server 17 And SSL Certificates: Configuration And Use


FileMaker® Server 17: Server Monitoring Functionality


FileMaker® Server 17: Admin Console, Admin CLI, And Admin API


These papers may be found at these locations. There is no charge for downloading them.



Wim and I want strongly to encourage developers and server administrators to take a look at these papers prior to deploying FileMaker Server 17.  They will answer a number of questions about how the new Admin Console works and where things that used to be found in the older Admin Consoles have been moved.




Steven H. Blackwell

Platinum Member Emeritus, FileMaker Business Alliance