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Installing FileMaker SSL without the Headaches with Mislav Kos

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Demystifying SSL and FileMaker

SSL and encryption are confusing subjects that make even very smart people want to run the other way.  This is especially so when dealing with SSL and FileMaker, it seems. And that, as with any other confusing subject area, makes it a profitable subject for those willing to master it.  But where do you start?   There are figuratively reams of data out there with sometimes conflicting information.  And since every system is different, and every implementation seems to be difficult. You need clarity and Mislav Kos provides that clarity in his presentation. If you need to understand what SSL and security, set aside an hour to watch this video:

This video will provide you with answers:

SSL is a critical part of security, but its mechanics are not well understood. We all use SSL on a daily basis as web users, but many of us couldn’t say what is in an SSL certificate, what role certificate authorities play, or why it’s important to use a custom certificate with FileMaker Server.

This session will demystify SSL, explain its constituent parts and the steps in the process, and walk through the steps of getting and installing a custom certificate.

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What You Will Learn

  • The mechanics of SSL, the role of certificate authorities, and the details of how digital signatures work
  • Why you should never use the FileMaker Server standard certification in production (this will scare you if you haven’t installed SSL)
  • How to get and install a custom SSL certificate
  • Learn about some of the ‘gotchas’ you may encounter when setting up and using SSL with FileMaker

Here are a few more nuggets of info from the video you might find useful:

If you are a developer and want to leverage your skills, study this video and practice what’s inside.

If you just want to know more about SSL and FileMaker, just watch it.  You won’t regret it.

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FileMaker SSL installation without the Headaches

This session will demystify SSL, explain its constituent parts and the steps in the process, and walk through the steps of getting and installing a custom certificate.

  • Mislav Kos provides total clarity in this presentation

Learn about some of the ‘gotchas’ you may encounter when setting up and using SSL with FileMaker

3 Comments
  1. Karl Ermatinger says

    Wow! Really good info and very well presented.

  2. Gjermund ॐ Gusland Thorsen says

    Good talk

    However the stuff at 3:15 confuses me: What does trusted certificate mean to FileMaker? Trusted by authorities? Or trusted by FileMaker Inc? When you sign your own certificates and keep the root certificate on a separate physical device you have a trustable certificate; such as an SD card that you take out from your physical safe for the purpose of signing new annual/monthly/weekly/daily certificates, and after this certificate is signed you remove the SD card and place this back in the safe. The commonly known trusted certificates are pr definition already compromised as the root certificate is not with you or under your control. Remember IP( Internet Protocol ) is not IP( Intellectual Property. )

  3. Mislav Kos says

    The slides are available here: https://community.filemaker.com/docs/DOC-8240.

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