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FileMaker Server 15

FileMaker Server 15

FileMaker Server is fast, reliable server software used to securely share data with groups of FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, and FileMaker WebDirect users. Get 24/7 availability and reliability, remotely manage apps with ease, and save time by automating administrative tasks.

Each client connects to FileMaker Server with User Connections.

Learn more about concurrent connections.

FileMaker Server is fully adapted to support Central European languages.

Starting 5 purchased licenses of FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Pro Advanced and/or FM Server, you can take advantage of FileMaker Volume licensing (VLA, AVLA)

For more information on volume / multi-user (VLA), annual (AVLA) or site (SLA) licensing, please contact us at
sales@winsoft-international.com.

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New in FileMaker Server 15

  

Proactive security warnings

Administrators can prevent FileMaker Server from hosting apps that aren’t password protected with a simple checkbox, enabled by default. Plus, the Admin Console Log Viewer also includes more security — related messages that can be filtered for quick and easy identification.

 

More SSL certificate types supported

FileMaker Server now supports intermediate, Subject Alternative Name (SAN), and wildcard certificates. Wildcard certificates allow administrators to secure a website URL and multiple subdomains with one SSL certificate.

 

SSL certificate enhancements

It’s even easier to protect your FileMaker data. FileMaker Server now supports SSL certificates from more popular vendors. Easily request and install 3rd-party intermediate certificates with the new built-in certificate signing request form in the Admin Console.

 

Top call statistics logging

Quickly diagnose any slowdowns within the FileMaker Platform. FileMaker Server shows the top 25 calls from connected clients that are taking the longest time to process.
   


Product Overview

  

24/7 reliability and availability of FileMaker Server

24/7 reliability and availability

Get anytime access to your data with 24/7 availability. Protect your data with scheduled live back-ups, which run even while your databases are in use. 

Industry-standard security in FileMaker Server

Industry-standard security

Manage user access through external authentication via Active Directory/Open Directory. Use SSL encryption for secure data transfer. Data is also secure while hosted on FileMaker Server using powerful 256-bit AES encryption. Requires FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced to enable encryption on each database. 

ODBC/JDBC Support in FileMaker Server

ODBC/JDBC Support

Use ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) and JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) to read from and write to FileMaker databases hosted by FileMaker Server with many external programs and development tools. Support up to 50 simultaneous ODBC/JDBC remote connections. 

Quick Installation and Administration of FileMaker Server

Quick Installation and Administration

Most installations of FileMaker Server take less than 20 minutes so it’s easy to instantly start managing your databases remotely and automating administrative tasks. Create Administrator Groups and assign specific administrative tasks while retaining exclusive control of your server. Display a list of databases accessible to your team via the web with the Group Start Page. 

Robust Scalability of FileMaker Server

Robust Scalability

Manage groups of FileMaker Pro users with reliable security and network performance. FileMaker Server does not restrict the number of networked FileMaker Pro clients. Technical limits are imposed by your hardware, database design, and operating system. 

Web technology of FileMaker Server

Web technology

Use the new, breakthrough web technology, FileMaker WebDirect, to run interactive database solutions in a web browser – no programming skills needed. Or use Custom Web Publishing to create custom, data-driven websites using PHP or XML. 
WebDirect is available in Czech, Polish, Russian and Turkish.

System requirements

Windows

Please note that Windows Standard Edition is no longer supported. Please update your operating system before updating to FileMaker Server 15.

Operating system*

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition with Update (see Microsoft KB 2919355)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard Edition
  • Windows 2008 R2 SP1, Enterprise Edition

* Version stated is the minimum requirement. FileMaker Server may work with later operating systems certified by FileMaker, Inc. Operating systems not listed in the table above may also work but have not been tested and are not supported. An Internet connection is required to install FileMaker Server on Windows.

Hardware requirements

A dedicated computer is recommended for FileMaker Server.

  • Minimum requirements:
    CPU: Dual Core
    RAM: 4 GB 
    Hard Drive: 80 GB or more, dependent on file size, requires minimum 10 GB free space
  • Recommended requirements: 
    CPU: 4-Core 
    RAM: 8 GB 
    Hard Drive: 80 GB or more, dependent on file size, requires minimum 10 GB free space

Operating system drive requirements:

FileMaker Server uses the operating system drive to provide temporary storage for progressive downloading, uploading and downloading apps, log files, and cache storage used by components such as the Web Server.

To maintain an optimal operating environment, FileMaker Server requires 80 GB or more of storage on the operating system drive even if apps are hosted on or backed up to another drive. The server administrator must monitor the operating system drive to make sure that enough storage is available.

Standby Server:

When running standby server, there must be two server machines with identical configurations. Both machines must meet or exceed the recommended hardware requirements specified above - not the minimum hardware requirements. Standby server must be deployed on the same LAN as the primary server.

FileMaker WebDirect (all platforms)

FileMaker WebDirect is accessible from a web browser. Supported web browsers include:

Desktop browsers

  • Safari 9.x
  • Chrome 48 minimum
  • Internet Explorer 11.x
  • Internet Edge 25 minimum

Mobile browsers

  • Mobile Safari 9.x on iOS 9.x
  • Chrome 48 minimum on Android 5.x and 6.x

Mobile hardware requirements*

  • iOS Models: iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Pro
    iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus

  • Android Memory: 2 GB RAM minimum
    CPU: 1.4GHz Quad-Core processor or greater
    Screen-size: 5 inches minimum

* FileMaker WebDirect may work on other devices not listed in the table above, but these devices have not been tested and are not supported.

Mobile network requirements: network connection with consistent signal strength and connectivity is required.

  • supported mobile networks: WiFi; LTE; 4G

Recommended Hardware Configurations:

  • 1-6 WebDirect concurrent users
    Second machine is not required, install on database server
  • 7-25 WebDirect concurrent users
    Second machine for web publishing recommende
    Recommended web publishing server configuration: RAM: 8 GB; CPU: 4-Core
  • 26-50 WebDirect concurrent users
    Second machine for web publishing recommended 
    Recommended web publishing server configuration: RAM: 12 GB; CPU: 8-Core
  • 51-100 WebDirect concurrent users
    Second machine for web publishing recommended
    Recommended web publishing server configuration: RAM: 16 GB; CPU: 12-Core

User connections

User Connections allow clients — including FileMaker Pro (for User Connections), FileMaker Go, and FileMaker WebDirect — to connect to FileMaker Server. Each user may connect to FileMaker Server with only one client at a time. Connections can be purchased through the Server Admin Console or the WinSoft Store . Learn more about User Connections.

Languages supported: World Wide English, French, Czech, Polish, Russian and Turkish.

Networking - client requirements

Additional Requirements & Information (all platforms)

  • Java 
    FileMaker Server 15 is currently certified to work with JRE 1.8.0_73. The minimum required version of Java is JRE 1.8.0_73.
  • PHP
    FileMaker Server 15 installs what you need to use Custom Web Publishing with PHP including the PHP engine, the FileMaker API for PHP, and documentation. Use the latest version of PHP that FileMaker, Inc. has certified.
    • Windows users need PHP 5.5.31
    • OS X 10.11 users need PHP 5.5.31
    • OS X 10.10 users need PHP 5.5.14
  • Admin Console
    FileMaker Server Admin Console is accessed through a web browser from a machine that has network access to FileMaker Server 15. Supported web browsers include:
    • Safari 9.x
    • Internet Explorer 11.x
    • Microsoft Edge 25 & Chrome 48 minimum
  • These versions are the minimum requirements. FileMaker Server Admin Console may also work with later browser versions certified by FileMaker, Inc.
  • Supported ESS Data Sources
    • MS SQL Server 2008 R2
    • MS SQL Server 2012 & 2012 SP1
    • MySQL 5.6 Community Edition (free)
    • Oracle 12c R1 & 11g R2
    • IBM i 7.1 (AS/400) (via Actual Technologies Adapter)
    • IBM DB2 10.5 (via Actual Technologies Adapter)
    • PostgreSQL 9.4.4 (via Actual Technologies Adapter)
  • Security
    Supports AES-256 encryption of data at rest when files can be encrypted using FileMaker Pro 15 and 14 Advanced. Sharing, reading from, and writing to AES-256 encrypted files are supported by all products in the FileMaker 15 Platform. Supports SSL with AES-256 encryption of data in transit when files are hosted with FileMaker Server 15. Supports third-party certificate authority SSL certificate vendors.

Deprecated and removed technologies

FileMaker, Inc. continually invests in the latest technology in order to keep making improvements to the FileMaker Platform. As a result, some features and operating systems are deprecated and will be removed in future versions of FileMaker software.

Macintosh

Please note that OS X 10.9 Mavericks Server is no longer supported. Please update your operating system before updating to FileMaker Server 15.

Operating system*

  • OS X El Capitan 10.11
  • OS X Yosemite 10.10

* Version stated is the minimum requirement. FileMaker Server may work with later operating systems certified by FileMaker, Inc. Operating systems not listed in the table above may also work but have not been tested and are not supported. An Internet connection is required to install FileMaker Server on Windows.

Hardware requirements

  • Minimum requirements: 
    CPU: Dual Core 
    RAM: 4 GB 
    Hard Drive: 80 GB or more, dependent on file size, requires minimum 10 GB free space
  • Recommended requirements: 
    CPU: 4-Core 
    RAM: 8 GB 
    Hard Drive: 80 GB or more, dependent on file size, requires minimum 10 GB free space
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