This can be advantageous and avoid time spent on purchasing and configuring SSL to work with your server. Most of our clients benefit from not having to worry about properly navigating SSL certificates and getting them to work with FileMaker clients without error. With our provided SSL, you can be sure it will work without hassle.
However, nothing prevents you with using your own domain name, should you choose to do so. If you wish to use a custom domain name, there are options to consider, and we can help with those.
If you want us to register a domain, manage DNS and purchase and SSL on your behalf, we can assist with that and take care of all the technical details and configure DNS and SSL. Applicable charges will be billed at our standard rate.
You may already own a domain that you would want to use. Technically this is something you would be able to support should you choose to manage the DNS and purchase a compatible SSL certificate for your server. Each instance uses a static IP address, so you can able to add a DNS record for a custom domain name you already possess. You will need to acquire an SSL certificate and are able to update that via the FileMaker Server Admin Console.
With this last option, where you provide DNS and SSL, we would be happy to assist, if needed. Standard rates would apply for time as required.
Upon activation, each instance is configured with FileMaker Server running in Trial mode. You have 15 days to install your FileMaker Server License Organization name and License certificate.
All FileMaker Servers are required to have active licenses from FileMaker. We can work with you to make sure your license is up to date in order to stay compliant with licensing terms.
Where you download your FileMaker software, you will find a download for the certificate file. This will be a file named “LicenseCert.fmcert” and is actually a text file with your license information encoded in it.
To apply your FileMaker License in Server, log into FileMaker Server and navigate to Administration to view License Details. To update your License, click on “Import License Certificate” where you will be prompted to select the “LicenseCert.fmcert” file, and enter the Organization name.
The Organization must match what you used to purchase your FileMaker licensing.
When successfully entering your license, it will show the number of users you are licensed for along with the API limit.
If you need help adding or updating your FileMaker license, please contact us for more information.