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 primary machine in your FileMaker Server deployment.

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

  • FileMaker Server only, macOS: /Library/FileMaker Server/Database Server/Extensions/

  • FileMaker Server only, Linux: /opt/FileMaker/FileMaker Server/Database Server/Extensions/

  • Claris Server only, Linux: /opt/Claris/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:

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

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

  • FileMaker Server only, Linux: /opt/FileMaker/FileMaker Server/Web Publishing/publishing-engine/cwpc/Plugins/

  • Claris Server only, Linux: /opt/Claris/Server/WebPublishing/publishing-engine/cwpc/Plugins/

To enable the FileMaker Data API to use plug-ins, you must place them in the proper folder on the primary machine in your FileMaker Server deployment.

  • FileMaker Server only, Windows: [drive]:\Program Files\FileMaker\FileMaker Server\Web Publishing\publishing-engine\wip\Plugins\

  • FileMaker Server only, macOS: /Library/FileMaker Server/Web Publishing/publishing-engine/wip/Plugins/

  • FileMaker Server only, Linux: /opt/FileMaker/FileMaker Server/Web Publishing/publishing-engine/wip/Plugins/

  • Claris Server only, Linux: /opt/Claris/Server/WebPublishing/publishing-engine/wip/Plugins/

Notes 

  • FileMaker Server only, macOS: For FileMaker Server, you must set the correct file permissions for plug-ins. See Changing plug-in file permissions (FileMaker Server only, 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 (FileMaker Server only) or claris (Claris Server only) group. The file permissions must allow the fmsadmin or claris group to read and execute the plug-in files.

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