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About the security lock icons
When you connect to a hosted solution, you may see a lock icon, which indicates the encryption status of your connection to the host. You can click the lock icon to view detailed information about the host’s SSL certificate.
Secure connections are encrypted using SSL. If security is important in your environment, your server administrator needs to install a custom SSL certificate.
In the Open Filename dialog box and the upper-right corner of the FileMaker Pro window:
Open lock icon means the connection is not encrypted.
Closed lock icon means the connection is encrypted, but the SSL certificate for FileMaker Server cannot be verified. You may be connected to a server pretending to be your actual destination, which could put your confidential information at risk.
Closed lock icon with a check mark means the connection is encrypted with a verified SSL certificate.