College of FAA: FileMaker Pro; Connecting to databases

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This article applies only to Faculty, Staff and Students of the College of Fine and Applied Arts (FAA).
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Technology Services at FAA Services maintains several FileMaker Pro servers hosting databases for various college units.

Affected Customers

Anyone connecting to a FileMaker Pro database on a remote host


How to set up a connection to a remote FileMaker Pro host:

  • Open FileMaker Pro
  • In the FileMaker Launch Center, select the 'Hosts' tab at the top center
  • Click the 'plus' symbol in the lower left corner to add a favorite host
  • In the Add Favorite Host dialogue, enter the host's internet address. Depending on which unit you're in and to which databases you'll connect, you'll enter one of the following:
    • (KCPA) 
    • (KAM, Music, and others)
  • Click 'Save'
  • Now you should see the server listed on the left, and a list of hosted databases on the right.
  • Double-click on a database to connect to it.
    • Account Name: netID
      • If this is a domain-bound university computer, you may be able to leave the Account Name field contents alone, using your name as it has been auto-populated. Otherwise, replace the contents with your netID.
      • Password: Active Directory password (this is the same as your email password)


For general support please contact the MITS South Help Desk

Keywords:filemaker, fmp, database   Doc ID:63181
Owner:FAA-IT W.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2016-05-05 10:32 CDTUpdated:2020-09-17 12:21 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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