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Folders for plug-in files

To enable the FileMaker Script Engine to use plug-ins, you must place them in the proper folder on the master machine in your FileMaker Server deployment.

Windows: [drive]:\Program Files\FileMaker\FileMaker Server\Database Server\Extensions\

macOS: /Library/FileMaker Server/Database Server/Extensions/

To enable the Web Publishing Engine to use a plug-in, place a copy of the plug-in on every machine in the deployment running a Web Publishing Engine (including the machine running the Database Server). For all web publishing solutions (XML, PHP, and FileMaker WebDirect), place the plug-ins in this folder:

Windows: [drive]:\Program Files\FileMaker\FileMaker Server\Web Publishing\publishing-engine\cwpc\Plugins\

If FileMaker Server is installed in a non-default location, the beginning portion of the default path shown above, \Program Files\FileMaker\FileMaker Server, is replaced with the path that was specified during installation. For example: \My_Path\Database Server\Extensions\

macOS: /Library/FileMaker Server/Web Publishing/publishing-engine/cwpc/Plugins/


macOS: For FileMaker Server, you must set the correct file permissions for plug-ins. See Changing plug-in file permissions (macOS).

If the Plugins folder does not exist, you must create it. Plug-in files placed in this folder or subfolders must be owned by the fmsadmin group. The file permissions must allow the fmsadmin group to read and execute the plug-in files.