FME Flow: 2024.1

Configuring for HTTPS

Note  The task described here should be undertaken by advanced users only. Before proceeding, consider your options for alternative solutions until you are certain you wish to proceed. For additional resources, consult the FME Community or FME Support.
  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Estimated Time Required: 45-60 minutes
  • Prerequisites:
    • Test jobs and services to ensure FME Flow is fully functional. For more information, see Verify the Installation
    • Familiarity with the Certificate Authority (CA) instructions from your certificate provider, particularly for generating the Certificate Signing Request (CSR).

    • (Recommended) Familiarity with your web application server's SSL configuration and certificates. (Apache Tomcat is the servlet for an Express or Fault-Tolerant installation of FME Flow, and as an option with certain Distributed installations.)
    • (Recommended) Access to the person who generates your certificates.
Note  If using Microsoft IIS Application Request Routing (ARR), refer to this FME Community article.

Configuring for HTTPS

HTTPS ensures that communication between the client and server is encrypted, so that if it is intercepted, a third party cannot easily view or use the information. You can use HTTPS with FME Flow to ensure that sensitive login information is not exposed.

The following are two supported methods for securing FME Flow with HTTPS. For alternative methods, such as using a self-signed certificate, see Configuring FME Flow for HTTPS in the FME Community.

Note  The following instructions provide steps for setting up SSL for Apache Tomcat, which is the application server included with an Express or Fault-Tolerant installation of FME Flow, and as an option with certain Distributed installations. Instructions to set up SSL on different web application servers vary.

For more information about configuring Apache Tomcat for HTTPS, or if you are using a different version of Apache Tomcat, see the documention for your version on

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