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By Mason Stenquist  Posted on  December 13th, 2017  in  Free Downloads, FileMaker, Hosting

FileMaker Cloud Schedule Manager

With the release of FileMaker Cloud Admin API, you can now monitor and manage multiple servers quickly and easily, including the ability to set up server-side schedules, pull a list of logged in users, send messages to connected users, and much more. Download our free FileMaker Cloud Schedule Manager too!

** As of Claris FileMaker Cloud 19.3, you do not need a 3rd-party tool to create a schedule. Now, these can be scheduled directly within the cloud console itself.

Let's take a look at the API and how to use it.

Using the API

The FileMaker Cloud Admin API uses a standard REST API which allows you to gather info and interact with your server and the files on the server. Some of the things you can do with the API are listed below.

  • Create, edit, delete server side schedules
  • Get a list of schedules
  • List all databases
  • Open, Close, Pause, or Resume a database
  • Disconnect clients
  • Send a message to clients

More info on how to interact with API can be found in the FileMaker Cloud 16 Admin API Guide.

Creating Schedules

FileMaker Cloud Schedule SetupMost of the functions in the API are already available from the FileMaker Cloud Admin Console, but at the moment the only way to create schedules is through the new API. This can be a frustrating process as there are so many different flags and types that must be set by number and all the validation required to create them correctly. Lucky for you we've created a free file for managing schedules on your FileMaker Cloud Server.

FileMaker Cloud Schedule Setup

Security

Please ensure that you encrypt this file before use as it does store username and password information needed to access the admin console and FileMaker files. At the moment there is no good way to exclude this information, and the Admin API returns file credentials in the schedules' rest calls. Also make sure to add a full access account with a strong password and disable the default admin account.

Conclusion

The FileMaker Cloud Admin API allows you to easily manage multiple cloud servers from one interface. If you want a private server with easier setup and management, excellent network speeds, automated security updates and much more then FileMaker Cloud is a great way to go. We're super excited about the direction of FileMaker Cloud and believe that this is the future of hosting FileMaker applications.

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Mason is an experienced and Certified FileMaker developer motivated by creating innovative solutions for his clients. His interest and talent in the realm of art combine to form the foundation for his exceptional design skills, which helped him win the FileMaker Developer Cup at DevCon.

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