In FileMaker 17, "enable SSL connections between the Database Server and FileMaker Pro" is removed so the data transferred between the clients and the server is naked. Is there a way to encrypt the data being transferred?
Simply install a custom SSL certificate on FMS17. Itbis that easy and using SSL for encryption is considered pretty much a required part of a production deployment.
In FileMaker 17, "enable SSL connections between the Database Server and FileMaker Pro" is removed so the data transferred between the clients and the server is naked.
Where do you quote that from? That is not a correct statement on its own.
See the SSL tech brief at FileMaker Server 17 Admin Console
The exact quote from FileMaker Server 17 Admin Console is "Enabling and disabling the Use SSL for database connections setting". Since I have already imported an SSL certificate into our FileMaker 17 server, it appeared that accessing the server using a client FileMaker Pro Advanced 17 is still in clear text (not encrypted as notified by the system). So, my suspect is that by removing this feature the encryption feature between the client and the server was also removed and SSL encryption only available for http access or WebDirect.
If I'm wrong, what could be wrong with the error "...connection to xx.xx.xx.xx:5003 is not encrypted"? Any clue?
Connecting to an IP address will not be encrypted and verified. You need to use the FQDN that your SSL certificate is issued to to get green lock for all clients.
I used FQDN but still got this warning.
I have rebooted the server and now it works perfectly. Thanks, bigtom!
No problem. Glad you have it working.
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