FileMaker Cloud

Get secure, reliable access to your custom apps in the cloud

Easily share information with your team in the cloud. New FileMaker Cloud provides secure, reliable access to your custom apps using FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, and FileMaker WebDirect — all without the administrative hassle. FileMaker Cloud runs on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud and is offered through AWS Marketplace.

Why FileMaker Cloud?

Get the simplicity, performance, and reliability you expect with FileMaker Server without having to spend time and resources deploying and maintaining a server. The benefits of using FileMaker Cloud are:

  • Minimal administrative overhead
  • Low up-front costs
  • Speedy deployment
  • Instant scalability

What's New in FileMaker Cloud

With FileMaker Cloud 1.16.1 you'll get these innovative, new features:

FileMaker Data API trial

Use FileMaker data in other popular apps and services with the REST-based FileMaker Data API in FileMaker Cloud during the trial period.

Tableau Web Data Connector for FileMaker

Better visualize your FileMaker data with the Tableau Web Data Connector for FileMaker trial. The connector uses the FileMaker Data API trial to provide integration with Tableau Desktop.

FileMaker Admin API trial

Help manage and administer your custom apps with the REST-based FileMaker Admin API trial in FileMaker Cloud. Create messages and script schedules, open and close your apps, and more.

Download examples of how to use the FileMaker Admin API

View the FileMaker Admin API Guide

Learn more about the trial

The trial period for the FileMaker Data API and the FileMaker Admin API will expire on September 27, 2018. After which, they will cease to operate.

OAuth 2.0 support for accounts

Simplify credential management with OAuth 2.0 using third-party authentication providers. Use your existing Amazon, Google, or Microsoft Azure account credentials to log in to your FileMaker custom apps.

PDF support

Generate PDFs of layouts and data from FileMaker WebDirect. You’ll be able to save and print PDFs of invoices, labels, badges, and more just like you do in FileMaker Pro.

FileMaker Cloud features

Not only does FileMaker Cloud provide the easiest and most affordable way to manage and run your custom apps, it also includes innovative new features such as:

Speedy deployment – no need to set up hardware and install software, so you can be up and running in 20 minutes or less.

Network security – supports industry standard SSL/TLS level encryption. Comes with 90-day trial SSL certificate. Renew certificate with the same host name on the FileMaker Store in 1- or 2-year terms. Or install your own SSL certificate purchased directly from a certificate authority.

FileMaker Cloud Admin Console – get a dashboard view of your system and custom app performance.

User interface – the clean, user-friendly design makes it easy to navigate.

Notifications – get proactive messages regarding system performance, capacity usage, and update availability.

AWS authentication support – authenticated users can sign into the Admin Console with their AWS credentials validated by OAuth.

Auto-maintenance – to keep your system fine-tuned, a restart occurs automatically during non-business hours so not to disrupt day-to-day operations.

Automatic backups – when auto-maintenance is enabled, a backup is created and preserved automatically every day. Also, manually create and preserve backups at any time. Restore data from any preserved backup or from just a single file or a specific set of records within that backup.

Separate data/configuration setup – your FileMaker files are separated from your instance of FileMaker Cloud so that software upgrades, maintenance, and service restart can be completed more quickly with ease.

Learn more about FileMaker Cloud and how to get up and running easily
with helpful instructional videos.

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Is FileMaker Cloud right for you?

Can you identify with one or more of these situations?

You have to control up-front expenditures on hardware.

You have immediate or seasonal needs to scale your deployment.

You don’t have enough administrative resources for ongoing server maintenance.

You want to protect your data by storing it offsite in case of an emergency.

If you answered yes to any of these scenarios, then FileMaker Cloud is for you!

Compare FileMaker Cloud with FileMaker Server 

Next steps

Here are a few helpful resources to help you get started with FileMaker Cloud: