NEW V3 – Free Virtual Host Guide & Tool

NEW V3 – Free Virtual Host Guide & Tool

By popular demand, we have updated our Virtual Host guide and tool for FileMaker Server 13+ on Mac. The new guide will work with FileMaker Server 13.0v5 and higher. There are several new tips and tricks included in the “goodies” section. The new tool is now completely unlocked and does not use plugin anymore. Also new in this version is support for SSL.

This is the original description:

With FileMaker Server 13 we got a lot of great new stuff. However, the installation of FMS13 will take over the Apache webserver on a Mac OSX server, which will prevent you from using the built-in web tools in Mac OSX ServerAdmin. Many people will have a need to be able to create virtual hosts for especially CWP solutions. Please be aware that FMI strongly advice you to only use a dedicated machine for FMS.

As FMS13 takes over the Apache settings, there is no native way to configure Virtual Hosts, using GUI tools on Mac OS X. Due to this change, I have created a guide, with an accompanion FileMaker solution, that gives you the ability to configure Virtual Hosts. It can be used for a lot of things and also give you the ability to e.g. create an alias, that takes the user directly to a WD solution, without showing the WD homepage.
e.g. www.mycompany.com/wd can take the user directly to the WebDirect solution. It is also possibly to specify the web folder path, so it can e.g. be stored on another hard drive.

Using this guide, you can make the setup within 10 min.

In this version, SSL sites is not supported. This is due to some heavy re-write rules in the configuration, which I have not been able to find an easy way around yet. Feedback is greatly apprechiated, both here and via email.

This guide is not official supported by FMI, so any use is on your own risk.

 


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FMS 15 and SSL Certificates

FMS 15 and SSL Certificates

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FileMaker 15 product family was released today !

There are several great things to say about the new release.

One thing that is very interesting, is the changes made to FileMaker Server 15 and SSL certificates. We now have a better and easier way to install certificates, using the FileMaker Server Admin Console. Not only that, but now there is support for more certificate. Most interesting is the support for wildcard and SAN certificates and intermediate certificates.

Want to know more about what this is all about ?

Richard Carlton and Claus Lavendt has created a video that explains all about the new way to install certificates. We also talk about the principles of DNS and SSL. Watch the video, that Richard Carlton and his team has put together below.

Also take a look at their great site; learningfilemaker.com – where you can get great content and learn all about developing FileMaker.

You can ask questions and add comments below, where we will do our best to provide answers about this exciting area of FileMaker Server 15.

Dynamic UI Navigation

Dynamic UI Navigation

We have again created a video with Richard Carlton at FileMaker Training Videos. This time, we show how you can create a great dynamic navigation system with the use of the new Button Bar object in FileMaker 14.
The idea with this navigation system is that you insert the button bar onto all the layouts in your solution, where you need the navigation. Then, via a simple script, you determinate which buttons should be available at any time. When you need to add another module to your solution, just add 2 values in the script and the navigation will automatically work, without you having to replace the button bar on all layouts.

Please give us your feedback on this free technique file and video.

Download the original free demo file HERE 

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Free SVG Gallery Tool

Free SVG Gallery Tool

Now you get an even smarter way of managing your SVG icons, and a very smart and easy way to get a collection of icons, directly into the icons palette within your FileMaker solution.

The SVG Gallery tool works by importing your icons, taking the content of SVG files directly into a text field. From there, you can process all found icons to add the needed class in order to allow FileMaker 14 to control the color of the icon.
Now, in order to get a collection of icons into the icon palette in your solution, there is now a very smart way to do so, using the SVG Gallery tool.

Simply find the icons, you want in the gallery, do an optionally sorting, press a button and the function will now generate a buttonbar object, containing a segment for each of the found icons, with an icon on each.
This buttonbar will be placed on the clipboard. Now you just go to your solution and paste that buttonbar object. You can delete it again immediately after you have pasted it, as FileMaker will already have copied all the icons into the icon palette of that solution file.

Here is the video we did with Richard Carlton from www.learningfilemaker.com.

 

Short video will explain what the SVG format is about and how to use this tool.

This is a short preview of the SVG Gallery tool v.2

If you want to get your hands on this tool and want to learn more about it, let me know and follow @DataManix at twitter, linkedin or facebook for announcements.

 


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with relevant information about TheBrainBasket universe.”
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SSL Server Certificate Tool

SSL Server Certificate Tool

Being at the forefront commits. We love to share our knowledge with colleages. Watch the videos we have created with Richard Carlton at filemakervideos.com, at our website or join us at dotFMP in Berlin, DevCon in Las Vegas or at regional seminars and conferences.

 


Please provide your name and email address for your free* download.

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with relevant information about TheBrainBasket universe.”
Distributed as-is; no warranty is given.Use of the material is at your own responsibility. If you use techniques from our solutions, you are welcome to credit DataManix (optional of course).
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Free Virtual Host guide

Free Virtual Host guide

By popular demand, we have updated our Virtual Host guide and tool for FileMaker Server 13 on Mac. The new guide will work with FileMaker Server 13.0v5 and Yosemite, as well as other supported versions. There are several new tips and tricks included in the “goodies” section. The new tool is now completely unlocked and does not use plugin anymore. Also new in this version is support for SSL.

This is the original description:

With FileMaker Server 13 we got a lot of great new stuff. However, the installation of FMS13 will take over the Apache webserver on a Mac OSX server, which will prevent you from using the built-in web tools in Mac OSX ServerAdmin. Many people will have a need to be able to create virtual hosts for especially CWP solutions. Please be aware that FMI strongly advice you to only use a dedicated machine for FMS.

As FMS13 takes over the Apache settings, there is no native way to configure Virtual Hosts, using GUI tools on Mac OS X. Due to this change, I have created a guide, with an accompanion FileMaker solution, that gives you the ability to configure Virtual Hosts. It can be used for a lot of things and also give you the ability to e.g. create an alias, that takes the user directly to a WD solution, without showing the WD homepage.
e.g. www.mycompany.com/wd can take the user directly to the WebDirect solution. It is also possibly to specify the web folder path, so it can e.g. be stored on another hard drive. (pay attention to privileges)

Using this guide, you can make the setup within 10 min.

In this version, SSL sites is not supported. This is due to some heavy re-write rules in the configuration, which I have not been able to find an easy way around yet. Feedback is greatly apprechiated, both here and via email.

This guide is not official supported by FMI, so any use is on your own risk.

 


Please provide your name and email address for your free* download.

Free means “Yes please, I´d like to receive up to four mails a year
with relevant information about TheBrainBasket universe.”
Distributed as-is; no warranty is given.Use of the material is at your own responsibility. If you use techniques from our solutions, you are welcome to credit DataManix (optional of course).
Free means “Yes please, I´d like to receive up to four mails a year with relevant information about TheBrainBasket universe.”
Your information stays with us!
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