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File:Sharing:Upload to FileMaker Server... ERROR Connection Failed

Question asked by itraining on Aug 13, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 16, 2015 by itraining


Using the Upload to FileMaker Server command, selecting the server, typing my Admin Console credentials and clicking Next invokes a "Connection failed" error. What tiny setting is the server admin (IT guy) missing?



(a) Launch Center: In the Launch Center, the FileMaker Server host name is entered as a Favorite Host. Selecting the host correctly displays the hosted FMServer_Sample database on the server and it can be opened successfully. No authentication was required so FileMaker must have used my Windows 7 login credentials to authenticate to the FileMaker Server.

(b) Admin Console: using Chrome I can successfully log into the Admin Console and open, close, remove the FMServer_Sample database.


(c) Upload to FileMaker Server dialog box: Insecure connection is displayed next to the Host Address and the title bar displays an icon, padlock with exclamation mark, which indicates the connection is encrypted without the verification from a third-party certificate. The SSL certificate for FileMaker Server cannot be verified. The help page is below.


Technical Specifications:

- FileMaker Pro Advanced 14 (64 bit)

- Windows 7 (64 bit) domain managed computer

- FileMaker Server 14 running on virtualised Windows 2012 Server


Appreciate any suggestions to troubleshoot the connection failure when attempting to upload a database to the server.



Michael Richards

Brisbane (Australia)