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Folders for server-side plug-in files
Note  The following information is for server administrators.
To enable the FileMaker Script Engine to use plug-ins, you must place them in the proper folder on the master machine in your FileMaker Server deployment.
Windows: [drive]:\Program Files\FileMaker\FileMaker Server\Database Server\Extensions\
macOS: /Library/FileMaker Server/Database Server/Extensions/
To enable a web publishing solution to use a plug-in, place a copy of the plug-in on the machine running the Web Publishing Engine (even if the Web Publishing Engine is running on the same machine as the Database Server). For all web publishing solutions (XML, PHP, and FileMaker WebDirect), place the plug-ins in this folder:
Windows: [drive]:\Program Files\FileMaker\FileMaker Server\Web Publishing\publishing-engine\cwpc\Plugins\
If FileMaker Server is installed in a non-default location, the beginning portion of the default path shown above, \Program Files\FileMaker\FileMaker Server, is replaced with the path that was specified during installation. For example: \My_Path\Database Server\Extensions\
macOS: /Library/FileMaker Server/Web Publishing/publishing-engine/cwpc/Plugins/
macOS: For FileMaker Server, you must set the correct file permissions for plug-ins. See Changing plug-in file permissions (macOS).
If the Plugins folder does not exist, you must create it. Plug-in files placed in this folder or subfolders must be owned by the fmsadmin group. The file permissions must allow the fmsadmin group to read and execute the plug-in files.
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Enabling the FileMaker Script Engine to use plug-ins