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The FileMaker Cloud Admin Console

Exploring the FileMaker Cloud Admin Console

You’ve hosted your app on FileMaker Cloud, and users can collaborate with it from their own devices. Now you’re ready to learn more about the full set of features that come with FileMaker Cloud and how to access those features from the Admin Console.

FileMaker Cloud is designed to work smoothly without a lot of hands-on administration:

  • Backups are scheduled and run automatically.
  • The environment defaults with the “auto-maintenance” feature set to “on” – which means the system will periodically restart itself outside of business hours, when users aren’t connected, as a good-hygiene practice.

Still, there are many settings and observations available to you in the Admin Console, and you may choose to adjust them yourself.

For example:

  • You’ll learn how to monitor which users are connected to your app, and how they’re connected. You can communicate with users from the admin console, and disconnect them if needed.
  • You’ll see where the last two weeks of automatic backups are stored, and learn how to keep one on file for longer-term reference.
  • You can check how much storage you’re using, so you know if you’re on the right instance type.

Why is this important?

As you get more comfortable with the FileMaker platform, you’ll likely use more of the many features available to you. The Admin Console is the hub for many of these features, from the common (such as downloading copies of FileMaker Pro for your users) to the more advanced (such as connecting to outside data sources).


Exploring the FileMaker Cloud Admin Console

Take a tour of the FileMaker Cloud Admin Console and its features

Watch Time: 7 minutes

In this video, you will:

  • View the dashboard: get a quick overview of your subscription and connected users (0:52)
  • See hosted apps: administer your app(s) and users (1:25)
  • Access backups: see a list of backups and choose to save one long-term (2:41)
  • Check the Configuration area: review more advanced settings (3:14)
  • Manage your subscription: view your subscription, and view or change your instance or storage settings (5:20)

Related Resource(s)

  • FileMaker Cloud Admin Console Overview. Learn More >
  • Overview of Notifications in FileMaker Cloud. Learn More >
  • Managing your SSL certificate for FileMaker Cloud. Learn More >
  • View and/or Restore your file from a backup. Learn More >
  • Configuring a custom hostname and SSL certificate for FileMaker Cloud. Learn More >