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Generate a CSR from FileMaker Server

There are two ways to generate a CSR on FileMaker Server: by GUI (versions 15 and 16) or by command line (version 17 and +)

FileMaker server version 15 & 16

  • Log in to the administration interface.

  • Click on Database Server > Security

  • Click on Create Request

  • Fill in the requested fields:

    • CN : Common name / domain name / server name / FQDN: Indicate here your SSL server name, such as "secure.company.com", "www.my-domain.com" or "www.product.com". No IP address (learn more). No spaces nor blank characters.more info). No spaces nor blank characters.

      In the case you want to order a multiple-domains / SANs certificate, just enter the main address in the CSR. This one cannot be change during your certificate lifetime. Enter the other address to secure in the order form (those ones can be modified via reissuance).

      N.B.: Using certificates with internal names (xxx.local, yyy.priv, machine_name) or a domain that is not registered or controlled by IANA is disapproved by the CA/Browsers Forum and won't be accepted anymore by November 2015 (more info).

    • O : Organisation / Company Name :
      indicate the corporate name of your company (no trade name or acronym), in uppercase preferably.

    • ST : State / Département :
      in France indicate the name of the department where your company headquarters are based (not the number).

    • L : Location / City / Ville :
      indicate the city where your company headquarters are based.

    • C : Country / Pays :
      indicate FR if your company is in France, BE for Belgium, etc, in uppercase preferably.

    • OU : Organisational unit / Division / Branche :
      We advise not to fill in this field or to enter a generic term such as "IT Department".
  • Choose a password for your private key and confirm it.

  • Finally click on Create

Your private key "serverKey.pem" and your CSR "serverRequest.pem" are located in the "CStore" folder of your FileMaker server. Open the file "serverRequest.pem" with a text editor and copy and paste the entire file into our order form.

FileMaker Server version 17 and +

Open a command prompt and run the following command line:

        fmsadmin certificate create "/CN=yourwebsite.fr/O=Organisation_name/C=UK/ST=state/L=city"
    

Your private key "serverKey.pem" and your CSR "serverRequest.pem" are located in the "CStore" folder of your FileMaker server. Open the file "serverRequest.pem" with a text editor and copy and paste the entire file into our order form.

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