Setting up Localhost

Updated Oct 27, 2020

You may already have FileMaker Server up and running with a host available for use with LCFM Native. If not, you can simply set up a test environment by installing FileMaker Server on your computer and setting it to use localhost. Here's how.

Identify your localhost address

Go to System Preferences on your Mac, and open the Sharing panel.

At the top of this screen, you will see your localhost address: mine is Heathers-MacBook-Pro.local.

Set up Localhost in FileMaker

Open FileMaker, and go to File>Hosts>Show Hosts

Click the + next to Search Hosts

Enter your localhost address in the address field (1), and optionally a name for it in the name field (2) and click Save (3).

Your host is now set up and ready to use with LCFM Native.

Server Address

To get your Server Address to enter in LCFM Native, log in to your console here:

http://localhost:16001/admin-console/signin

Your server address is on the Dashboard.

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