Deploying FileMaker Server on Ubuntu Linux with Let's Encrypt SSL

Hi everyone,

I have published an article “Deploying FileMaker Server on Ubuntu Linux with Let's Encrypt SSL” In which I discuss how to set up FileMaker Server on an Ubuntu Linux server, secure it behind a firewall and use a Let's Encrypt SSL certificate with automatic safe renewals using Certbot that won’t disrupt users.

The scripts for Let’s Encrypt certificate creation and renewal are published as an open source project on Github.

The article and scripts are based on the latest Claris FileMaker Server 19.6.3 utilizing Nginx as the web server.

Hope you find it useful!


nice one - especially tweaking the web root to the proper web server :slight_smile: took me quite some time to figure out which web root is "responsible"...

oh and by the way - welcome to the soup :slight_smile:

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Hi @mhtawfiq, welcome. The walkthrough is very helpful, thanks.

Thanks everyone! appreciate it.

Let me know if there is anything to improve or add.

I am planing to publish another guide soon on how to setup automated offsite backups to S3 storage using rclone.

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My guess is that it will interest the members.

Typo in the, wegt instead of wget.


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Corrected, thanks for catching this!