SSL cert on Filmaker Server

I have created on Filemaker a database for my use only but I need to be able to access it remotely, Filmaker allows remote access but for added security requires a SSL cert. Can someone please give me some guildance. I am very, very new to this.

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): mac OS Mojave 10.14.6

I’m using Filemaker 18 server control panel to manage my database

Many Thanks in advance Chris

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Hi @chrisedgell

you need a domain name to create a certificate.

Start with some basics:

Then select a client.

If you use dns-01 validation and something like --manual to create the required dns TXT entry, you should be able to create a certificate (without a webserver).

But you have to do that every 60 - 85 days.

Isn’t it possible to use a self signed certificate? Maybe easier.

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If you’re the only user of this service, a self-signed certificate could be much more appropriate. You’ll receive a browser warning the first time you connect, and you can tell the browser that the certificate is correct and then not see the warning in the future.