For Windows and Mac

FileMaker Server

Get reliable, high-performance access to your data

FileMaker Server is fast, reliable server software used to securely share data with groups of FileMaker Pro Advanced, FileMaker Go, and FileMaker WebDirect users. Get 24/7 availability and reliability, remotely manage apps with ease, and save time by automating administrative tasks.

Each client connects to FileMaker Server with a user license. Users can be purchased through the FileMaker Server Admin Console or the FileMaker Store.

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Quick installation and administration Most installations of FileMaker Server software takes less than 20 minutes so it's easy to instantly start managing your custom apps remotely and automating administrative tasks.
24/7 reliability and availability Get anytime access to your data with 24/7 availability. Protect your data with scheduled live back-ups, which run even while your apps are in use.
Robust scalability Manage groups of FileMaker users with reliable security and network performance. FileMaker Server has been tested to support 500 networked clients. Further limits may be imposed by your hardware, app design, operating system, or licensing program.
Industry-standard security Manage user access through external authentication via Active Directory, Open Directory, or OAuth 2.0 identity providers. Use SSL encryption for secure data transfer. And secure your data when hosted on FileMaker Server using powerful AES 256-bit encryption — requires FileMaker Pro Advanced to enable encryption on each app.
Web technology Use FileMaker WebDirect to run interactive solutions in a web browser — no web programming skills needed. Or use Custom Web Publishing to create custom, data-driven websites using PHP or XML.
ODBC/JDBC support Use ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) and JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) to read from and write to FileMaker apps hosted by FileMaker Server in conjunction with external programs and development tools. Support up to 50 simultaneous ODBC/JDBC remote connections.
New in FileMaker Server 17 See Product Overview
FileMaker Server Admin Console Redesigned to be more lightweight and provide a streamlined user interface for easier administration of your custom apps.
FileMaker Admin API trial Use the FileMaker Admin API to provide REST API access for managing and administering FileMaker Server. The trial period for the FileMaker Admin API will expire on September 27, 2019. After which, it will cease to operate. Learn more about the trial
FileMaker Data API No longer a trial feature, the improved FileMaker Data API adds support for FileMaker scripts, the ability to upload files to container fields, and includes a more standardized API format.