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Tech Document Sep 25, 2018

How to Install Certificates on FileMaker Server 15 and Later

This article will go into detail on how to install certificates on FileMaker Server 15 and later.


  • FileMaker Server
  • 15.x

Purchase a SSL certificate

Select a SSL certificate to purchase from a Certificate Authority (CA). The following certificates were tested by FileMaker Inc. If you use a certificate not on this list, be sure to test the certificate before using it in production.



  • Comodo SSL Certificate
  • EV SSL

To complete the purchase, you may be asked to do the following:

  • Paste or upload the contents of your CSR: Open serverRequest.pem in a text editor and copy the entire contents into the space provided on the CA's website. (Including -Begin Certificate Request- and -End Certificate Request-)
  • Provide the server's FQDN.
  • Select a signature hash algorithm (use SHA-2 with SHA-1 root).
  • Select "Other" as the server software used to generate the CSR.
  • Validate by email that you are the owner of the domain name specified in the CSR.

Multi-machine deployments: purchase a wildcard certificate that can be imported on all machines.