SSL Passphrase

If your FileMaker Server SSL certificate contains a passphrase, you'll need to tell Otto what it is.  Here is how you do that.

Otto version 1.6 and Later

  1. On your FileMaker Server navigate to the Otto application folder.
  2. Open the config directory.
  3. create a text file named "CERT_PASSPHRASE" in that directory. NOTE. The name of the file must be "CERT_PASSPHRASE", not "CERT_PASSPHRASE.txt". Make sure you do not have an extension on the file or Otto will not recognize it.
  4. Put your password in that text file as its only contents.
  5. Restart Otto.

On restart, Otto will detect that the file is there, read its contents into encrypted storage and then delete the file. That way the sensitive password is not left out in the open in plain text.

Version's earlier than 1.6

  1. On your FileMaker Server navigate to the Otto application folder.
  2. Open the config directory
  3. Look for a file named ".env"
    1. The file is not created by default so you might need to create it.
    2. If you are on a Mac you'll have to turn on view invisible files, by typing command-shift-period. It will look like this.
    3. On windows, the files will be visible.
  4. Edit that file with a text editor. Create it if it isn't there. Add the following line to the file
    1. CERT_PASSPHRASE=<YourPassphrase>
  5. Restart Otto or your whole server.

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