An issue has arisen with installations of FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Server on or after Sept. 22, 2008 using SSL that causes hosted database files to be invisible to workstation computers. If you have installed FileMaker Pro on or after Sept. 22, 2008 and have FileMaker Server set to use SSL you will experience this. FileMaker now have an article in their KnowledgeBase about this with a suggested workaround. There’s also been some discussion about this on fmforums with some other suggestions that you might find more practical, including simply replacing the server.pem file with a known good copy from another workstation in your office that was installed prior to Sept. 22, 2008 or turning off SSL.
Update (October 19, 2003): FileMaker have released a number of “SSL Updaters” that will install a valid SSL certificate file (server.pem). Updaters are available at the FileMaker downloads site. At the time of writing there are the following updates:
- FileMaker Pro 9 & FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced Mac OS X Update
- FileMaker Pro 9 Windows Update
- FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced Windows Update
- FileMaker Server 9 and FileMaker Server 9 Advanced Mac OS X Update