'fmsadmin certificate import' hangs in FMS 17 Windows

Discussion created by Smef on May 21, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 29, 2019 by TSGal



I've had a number of failures when running the 'fmsadmin certificate import' command through the command line on Windows Server with FileMaker Server 17. When running this command it seems to never finish. The command runs and then just hangs indefinitely. The command never completes and the certificate is not imported. No errors or messages are displayed, and you have to hit ctrl-c to exit or it will remain hung forever.



Product and version (e.g. FileMaker Pro 14.0.3)

Filemaker Server


OS and version

Windows Server 2012 r2 / 2016



Varioius servers, physical and virtual. Dual/quad core, 4-16GB RAM, SSDs.



The 'fmsadmin certificate import' command seems to hang indefinitely when running.


How to replicate

run 'fmsadmin certificate import path/to/certificate.pem' in PowerShell running as administrator.


Workaround (if any)

Manually importing the certificate through the FMS Admin Console GUI seems to work.