URLs Used by FME and Safe Software

Liz Sanderson
Liz Sanderson
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FME Version

  • FME 2023.0


If you work in an environment with limited access to the internet and need to request access to specific URLs via a proxy, see the following list for URLs to whitelist. This list of URLs has been built with the help of our community. 

The first half of this list is Safe Software-owned websites, official social media accounts, and websites where we host official Safe Software content. Please be vigilant when entering information into forms or downloading content when navigating to a website via a search engine, as there are phishing scams out there pretending to be Safe Software. When in doubt, refer to the list of websites below or navigate directly to www.safe.com. 

The second list only includes URLs that are used by FME Workbench, FME Flow (formerly FME Server), FME Flow Hosted (formerly FME Cloud), standard readers and writers, and FME transformers. There are a multitude of web services that can be connected to using Web Connections and the HTTPCaller that will not be included here. 

If you encounter any other URLs that are not included in this list, please comment below and we will add them. 

* forward-slash indicates the URL may continue to access specific resources within that domain * * Port 443 indicates the connection is via SSL and only the root URL can be known



Safe Software Websites

The following list is official Safe Software-owned websites and sub-domains of our websites. We occasionally use redirects. Any redirects should still navigate to an official Safe Software website or a website hosting Safe Software content listed below. 

  • www.safe.com
    • account.safe.com 
    • community.safe.com
    • docs.safe.com
    • engage.safe.com
    • hub.safe.com
    • support.safe.com
  • www.fme.com
  • www.fmeuc.com
  • www.fmeserver.com
    • demos.fmeserver.com
    • playground.fmeserver.com
    • http://api.fmeserver.com/js/v1.1/FMECloud.js
    • http://api.fmeserver.com/js/v3/FMEServer.js


Official Social Media Accounts

Safe Software has four official social media accounts. Be aware of any variants of these accounts pretending to be Safe Software. These fake accounts may have spelling errors, old branding, or contact you without cause. 

  • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/FMEchannel/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/safesoftware/
  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/safesoftware/
  • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SafeSoftware/

There are also several unofficial accounts held by our employees that regularly post FME-related content. These accounts follow our Code of Conduct, but reflect their own opinions, not that of Safe Software.    

Content Websites

The following is a list of websites that are external from Safe Software, but where we publish content. This list is not exhaustive and may change at any time. If you encounter a website that is missing or is no longer available, please comment below. 

  • FME Academy: https://academy.safe.com/
  • GitHub: https://github.com/safesoftware
  • Azure: https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/safesoftwareinc.fme-platform?tab=Overview 
  • FME Evangelist Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@FMEEvangelist


FME Platform Websites to Whitelist

The following are websites that FME requires access to in order to operate successfully. These websites can be whitelisted on an as-needed basis.  


FME Workbench

Workbench Startup

  • www.safe.com/*
  • fmestartup.safe.com/ (will be replaced by api.safe.com starting in FME 2023.2)
  • http://api.safe.com/  (FME 2023.2+)
  • fme-form-config.safe.com 

Help and Documentation

  • docs.safe.com/


  • hub.safe.com:443**
  • fmehubproductionopsworks-appstorage-c2mc055amzj1.s3.amazonaws.com:443
  • cloud-cdn.safe.com


Readers and Writers


  • S3.amazonaws.com:443

Sentinel 2 AWS

  • sentinel-s2-l1c.s3.amazonaws.com/


  • login.salesforce.com:443
  • <YourOrganization>.my.salesforce.com:443

Amazon DynamoDB

  • Dynamodb.us-west-2.amazonaws.com:443

AWS Landsat

  • landsat-pds.s3.amazonaws.com:443


  • <user_account>.carto.com:443




  • dropbox.com:443
  • cfl.dropboxstatic.com:443
  • dropbox.com:443
  • Api.dropboxapi.com:443


  • www.googleapis.com:443
  • accounts.google.com:443
  • accounts.google.fr:443 (may be a different country suffix)
  • ssl.gstatic.com:443
  • play.google.com:443

S3 Transformers

  • <bucketName>.s3.amazonaws.com:443


Background Maps

ArcGIS Online

  • www.arcgis.com:443
  • server.arcgisonline.com:443
  • services.arcgisonline.com/arcgis/rest/services:443
  • *.arcgisonline.com


  • dev.virtualearth.net/
  • cdn.content.prod.cms.msn.com/singletile/summary/alias/experiencebyname/
  • ecn.t3.tiles.virtualearth.net/tiles/
  • ecn.t2.tiles.virtualearth.net/tiles/
  • ecn.t1.tiles.virtualearth.net/tiles/
  • ecn.t0.tiles.virtualearth.net/

Japan GSI Map

  • cyberjapandata.gsi.go.jp/


  • api.tiles.mapbox.com/


  • tile.stamen.com/ [deprecated as of October 31, 2023] 


  • www.mapquestapi.com:443
  • api.tiles.mapbox.com

Here WeGo

  • 1.base.maps.api.here.com:443
  • 2.base.maps.api.here.com:443
  • 3.base.maps.api.here.com:443
  • 4.base.maps.api.here.com:443
  • 1.aerial.maps.api.here.com:443
  • 2.aerial.maps.api.here.com:443
  • 3.aerial.maps.api.here.com:443
  • 4.aerial.maps.api.here.com:443


FME Flow

  • https://fme-licensing.safe.com/
  • sns.us-east-1.amazonaws.com:443
  • http://checkip.amazonaws.com/
  • <hostname>/fmeserver
  • <hostname>/fmerest
  • http://fmestartup.safe.com/ (used to display emergency broadcast messages for security incidents)
  • http://api.safe.com/  (will be replacing fmestartup.safe.com in an upcoming release, specific release TBD)

Note: FME Flow may be configured for SSL and therefore accessed via port 443

Additional URLs will need to be whitelisted when enabling FME Flow for public access, which can be found in this article
For more information on the FME Flow URLs used for licensing, please visit this article.

FME AI Service

  • https://fme-ai-service.safe.com/   (accessed by AI Assist in the FME Platform)


FME Flow Hosted

All of the URLs listed under FME Flow also apply to FME Flow Hosted

  • <hostname>.fmecloud.com:443

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