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Tutorial 203: Lesson 3

Loading Your App to the Cloud

How to deploy your app to FileMaker Cloud

Your FileMaker Cloud instance is up and running, and ready to host your app!

There are only a couple of security elements to check on the app itself before loading it onto the cloud. This lesson will walk you through those steps, then show you how to deploy your app to FileMaker Cloud. FileMaker Cloud requires you to secure your app before you load it.

  • You’ll ensure that any full-access accounts are password-protected.
  • As you load your app, you’ll encrypt it so that it isn’t hackable, in case anyone should try to access an offline copy.
  • Once your app is hosted on FileMaker Cloud, you’ll check a couple of settings in the Admin Console

Once you complete those steps, then your users are off to the races!

Your app will be available for users to log in with FileMaker Go on an iPad or iPhone, from a browser using FileMaker WebDirect, or from the desktop with FileMaker Pro. This lesson will demonstrate each login, as well as how to see those users as an administrator.

Why is this important?

The steps outlined in this lesson aren’t optional; you’ll be prompted to complete them when you attempt to load your app to the cloud. If you can perform them in advance, the upload will be seamless.

Video 1

Deploying Your App

Prepare your app for upload, deploy it to the cloud, then test logging in from a variety of devices.

Watch Time: 7 minutes

In this video, you will:

  • Check security settings: adjust the app so it is secure enough to be hosted (0:25)
  • Deploy your app: load the app to FileMaker Cloud (3:58)
  • Complete deployment: open the app from the Admin Console and validate that it's now available to users (5:00)

Video 2

Accessing Your App

Now that your app is hosted, users can log in and collaborate. See how users can access your app from the following: web, desktop, and mobile

Watch Time: 4 minutes

In this video, you will:

  • Log in from a desktop: Access the app from your desktop using FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Pro Advanced (0:29)
  • Log in from a browser: Make use of FileMaker WebDirect to view your app on the web (1:38)
  • Log in from an iPhone: Use FileMaker Go to log in to your app (2:17)

Related Resource(s)

  • How to upload a file to FileMaker Cloud Learn More >
  • Using Encryption At Rest (EAR) functionality with FileMaker products. Learn More >
  • In order to access your FileMaker files using FileMaker Cloud they must be uploaded to FileMaker Cloud using a supported version of FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Pro Advanced. Learn More >