Choose an option for the FileMaker Server user account (the account under which you want to run FileMaker Server):
To use the default account, choose Local System (Windows) or fmserver (macOS).
To use an existing account on this machine, choose User Name, enter the account's user name and password. You may want to choose this option if you already have an account that has privileges set as you want—for example, to access network-attached storage.
If the existing user account you specified does not have sufficient privileges for FileMaker Server to run, the installer displays an error message. See Installation notes.
Assign the user name and password to use whenever you sign in to Admin Console as the server administrator. The server administrator is responsible for installing and configuring FileMaker Server as well as managing the FileMaker Pro databases hosted on FileMaker Server.
Note User names are not case sensitive. Passwords are case sensitive.
Enter a PIN value that can be used to reset the password using the command line interface (CLI).
Important The PIN value can be set during installation only. The only way to change the PIN value is to reinstall FileMaker Server.
Enter your macOS user name and password, then click Install Software.
Optionally, you can stop now and open Admin Console later. To open Admin Console later:
Enter http://127.0.0.1:16001/admin-console into a web browser.
Use a desktop shortcut. To start Admin Console using a desktop shortcut:
Windows: Double-click the FileMaker Server Admin Console shortcut on the desktop.
Windows versions with the Start menu: Click Start menu > All apps or All Programs > FileMaker Server > FileMaker Server Admin Console.
Windows versions with the Start screen: Go to the Start screen and click FileMaker Server Admin Console.
macOS: Double-click the FileMaker Server Admin Console shortcut on the desktop.
On the Admin Console Sign In page, enter the Admin Console account user name and password that you specified in the installer, then click Sign In.
On the Admin Console Security Settings page, decide whether to import an SSL certificate.
Because data security is important, FileMaker Server asks you to import an SSL certificate when you first open Admin Console.
If you have a custom SSL certificate to import, follow the instructions to import the SSL certificate.
If you don't have a custom SSL certificate to import, close Admin Console and request a custom SSL certificate from a trusted certificate authority (CA), or continue without importing an SSL certificate. (Open Admin Console and click the Configuration > SSL Certificate tab to import a custom SSL certificate later.)
On the Dashboard page, note the IP address of the server.
Tip Write down the IP address so that you can start Admin Console from another computer:
where [host] is the IP address of the server.
If you want to allow technologies such as FileMaker WebDirect, FileMaker Data API, and ODBC and JDBC to access hosted databases, enable settings on the Connectors tab in Admin Console. (Crurrently Crate Pro is not accessed via Web DIrect)