Configuring administrator group settings > Managing administrator groups > FileMaker Server Group Launch Center
FileMaker Server Group Launch Center
Note  The following information is for server administrators.
Group Launch Center lists the hosted databases that are associated with an administrator group. With Group Launch Center, FileMaker clients can use a single URL to see all of the hosted databases in their administrator group, and use the URL to open the hosted database.
Group Launch Center indicates whether the hosted database can be opened as a FileMaker WebDirect solution, opened by a FileMaker Pro client, or opened by a FileMaker Go client.
To configure Group Launch Center:
1. Click the General Settings > Administrator Groups tab.
2. Select the group name in the list.
3. Click the Group Launch Center tab, then click Enable Group Launch Center.
4. For Title, enter a title for Group Launch Center. The text that you enter is used in the H1 element (top-level heading) of Group Launch Center. For Message, enter a message to be displayed on Group Launch Center. The text that you enter is used as static text at the top of Group Launch Center.
The title is limited to 80 characters. The message is limited to 1000 characters.
The title and message may include any characters supported by UTF-8 character encoding.
The title and message may not include HTML elements.
Group Launch Center and its URL are not enabled until you click Save to save your changes. The URL is in this format:
https://<host>:16000/groups/<group name>
where <host> is the IP address or domain name of the master machine in your FileMaker Server deployment, and <group name> is the name of the administrator group.
Tip  To view Group Launch Center with your title and message, click the Group Launch Center URL displayed at the bottom of the Group Launch Center tab.
For a database name to be displayed on Group Launch Center:
The Status pane must show that the Database Server is functioning normally. For FileMaker WebDirect solutions to be listed, the Status pane must show that the Web Publishing Engine is enabled and functioning normally. See Checking the status of your deployment.
A database must be hosted by FileMaker Server with the status listed on the Activity > Databases tab as Normal. See Verifying hosted files.
A database must be enabled for sharing using Access via FileMaker Network (extended privilege fmapp) or Access via FileMaker WebDirect (extended privilege fmwebdirect) or both. See FileMaker Pro Help.
A database must not have the options Don’t display in Launch Center or Don’t display in FileMaker WebDirect Launch Center enabled. See FileMaker Pro Help.
Group Launch Center is displayed in the language defined by the client’s web browser, if that language is supported by FileMaker Server.
Access to Group Launch Center does not require authorization. Anyone who has access to the Group Launch Center URL can view the list of hosted databases. However, a user must still log in to a database if the database has access restrictions.
The content displayed in the Group Launch Center’s Launch column is dependent on the web browser’s operating system:
Operating system
Launch column shows if databases can be opened in
Windows or macOS
FileMaker Pro, FileMaker WebDirect, or both
FileMaker Go, FileMaker WebDirect, or both
Other operating systems
FileMaker WebDirect
If a user logs out of a FileMaker WebDirect session or the session times out, the user returns to FileMaker WebDirect Launch Center (https://<host>/fmi/webd), not Group Launch Center.
If you are a group administrator, your server administrator must configure your administrator group to allow you to view the configuration settings for Group Launch Center. For more information, contact your server administrator.