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FileMaker Server Port Settings at MIT

NOTE: IS&T recommends that IS&T Managed Servers be used for hosting FileMaker databases.
Only experienced server administrators should attempt to do so, particularly where databases with sensitive data and/or mission critical functions will be housed. The following web page offers MIT-specific configuration recommendations to help mitigate against security risks in the FileMaker hosting environment. In a changing computing landscape these recommendations in no way offer a guaranteed maintenance or risk-free hosting environment.

Note: The information on this page is accurate for FileMaker 16. Certain settings may differ from prior versions.

FileMaker Server communicates with clients using a few specific ports. Ports 16000, 5003, and 443 must be open to MITnet.

Port 80 should also be open to MITnet, unless web publishing is turned off and HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) is enabled, both of which are recommended. For more information on these settings, please see: FileMaker Server Installation and Configuration.

For a listing of all ports used by FileMaker Server, please see:

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Last Modified:

June 12, 2017

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