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How to fix dovecot imap-login Error: apple_password_callback: timed out waiting for /usr/sbin/certadmin?

A Mac Mini is running OS X Server version 10.7. Sometimes the mailboxes cannot be accessed over port 993 (IMAP SSL). The messages in /var/log/mailaccess.log show this: dovecot: imap-login: Error: ...
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Delete specific content from the OS X Caching Server cache (not all cached content)

Is there a way to list out the content stored in the OS X Caching Server cache in Server version 4.x and delete a specific update or app? I know how to delete all content in the cache, but I'd like ...
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OS X Server behind an ADSL router

I have a Mac Mini with OS X Server installed on my LAN that I use as a Git server and Continuous Integration server. I would like to be able to use these services from outside my LAN but I'm not sure ...
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Disable Shutdown prompt or solve it that it won't show

Shen shutting down my computer, I see a prompt with information that another user is logged in and that this user could lose data when I shutdown computer: I am almost certain it's because I ...
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Yosemite Server and Client profiles with 802.1x authentication configuration

I am managing a small team of MAC users in our work environment and am trying to incorporate them into our strict network environment. We are using 802.1x user based network authentication on all our ...
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OS X Server bound to Active Directory, but OS X Clients who are logged in as AD users prompted for username when connecting to OS X server file shares

OS X Server bound to Active Directory, but OS X Clients who are logged in as AD users prompted for username when connecting to OS X server file shares The OS X server appears to be bound to AD with ...
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10.9 server keeps losing correct permissions on /private/tmp

about 2-3 a week our 10.9 server machine starts filling logs with 'unable to write to /private/tmp/..." errors. many per second. the permissions to go 755 apparently. it's easily fixed with a ...
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OSX Server Cannot Find itself

Everything was working perfectly last week when I left it and no-one (accessible by only 4 people in our IT department) has touched it. Okay, we use OS X server and Deploy Studio to manage our apple ...
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How can I setup my mac (OS X Yosemite) as an internet gateway

It should be possible, but I searched for a day and cannot get a decent HowTo. There seemed to be a Gateway Setup Assistant, but the Wikipedia link only goes to the server app now. Maybe it is easier ...
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PPTP VPN not working on Yosemite 10.10.3 with OS X Server 4.1

I've set up a VPN on my Mac mini using Server 4.1 with the "L2TP and PPTP" option set. I can connect to the VPN from my iPhone over my local network (Time Capsule) using L2TP but not PPTP. With the ...
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Profile Manager: Enroll gives a error 500

I'm new to iOS and I'm trying to configure a server to use it as a MDM solution via Profile Manager. So far I have: Configured my OS X Server. Added a signed SSL certificate. Sent some invitations ...
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Crash of User on OS X 10.10.3 and returning to Login Screen

On a Mac mini running OS X 10.10.3 with Server 4.1 I have repeatedly have a crash that leads to closing the actual user and returning to the login screen. Below some logs from the console. The folder ...
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Is there a way to remove a server account network entry from terminal?

I have a Mac mini running Mac OS X 10.10.3. It has an open directory server configured in the server account network configuration in 'Users and groups'. Is there a way to remove that server account ...
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NetInstall - nothing happens after a flashing globe and the system boots locally

I've created a system image using the System Image Utility. The image should install a pkg, a policy file, and run one sh script, as well as binding to our LDAP directory. I'm serving the image from ...
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Is it possible to customize invitation email?

I'm a newbie with OS X Server and specially with Profile Manager. I have already managed to make enrollment work, but I'm wondering if it is possible to change the template of the invitation email ...
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How to prevent internet access to specific clients

I have a Mac OS X Server which also runs a DHCP and DNS server for my network. I would like to have a simple way (possibly even bash script) to temporarily prevent internet access for specific ...
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Alternative for `fail2ban` on my server running OS X 10.6.8

I have dedicated my old MacBook as a home server. It runs, among other stuff, the following services: Webserver (Apache, PHP, MySQL) i.e. OwnCloud/WebDAV Torrent client SSH server VPN Some game ...
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OS X Server safely facing WAN and LAN?

Our OS X Server serves our company DNS, web and mail with an external IP address to the Internet. It currently does not have a local address on the LAN and thus cannot be used e.g. for software update ...
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OS X Server 4.1 Won't Hand IP To Windows Machines

This has me stumped. I'm running OS X Server 4.1 on my Mac Pro with DHCP server set to hand out IPs on my local network starting at .11 and ending at .249 (I want to keep a few open for static ...
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Setting blacklist_from array in OS X Server

I have an OS X 10.9.5/Server 3.2.2 running mail services for me. I'm trying to tweak spam settings to improve performance. One area I'm having trouble with is adding blacklist entries using ...
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Can i manage Yosemite 10.10.2 clients with a 10.9.5 server with workgroup manager?

I work at a university and a professor running a lab would like to keep Workgroup Manager but run Yosemite clients. I can not find any specific documentation on this. Except : "Note: Workgroup Manager ...
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Get alerted whenever someone uses your Mac?

I have a dedicated Mac Mini in a colocation that I access via Remote Desktop. I trust the colocation provider, but I don't trust my password is secure enough. Without resorting to a more secure ...
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Make OS X Server a wireless bridge without DHCP

I have a Mac Mini running OS X Server 10.10 (Yosemite). It gets it's network connection over ethernet. I would like to bridge that connection through WiFi. That's easy enough with Internet Sharing, ...
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New stats file created every 20 seconds in /var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.94?

My machine consumes all CPU for one or two hours processing some systemstats. So far I work around that by regularly cleaning the huge amount of data in /private/var/db/systemstats/ Now I noticed, ...
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Home Server for an iOS developer | Xcode continuous integration

I am currently developing websites and ios applications. Recently, I decided to install a home server for cloud/back-up purposes and especially for xcode server(helping me test my builds) with version ...
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Install MediaWiki on OS X Server (10.10) with server users

I've been searching for a solution for this everywhere and I'm starting to lose hope. I just need to know if there is any way to import users from OS X server into a MediaWiki install. I know that OS ...
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Update massively Wiki server directly in Postgres

I migrate a wiki that had a lot of broken link to a domain that no longer exist. How can I massively update my database, instead of change any single link? My idea is to connect in postgres and ...
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OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 Server.app always starts with the setup wizard

We're having a weird problem, where running the Server.app always brings up the setup wizard, even though the services are running fine. The wizard successfully completes, services keep on working. ...
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Disable OS X Server's shutdown prompt?

I've just installed OS X Server. Whenever I try to shut it down (as a local interactive user), I keep seeing a prompt that requires me to enter an admin's name and password before proceeding with the ...
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Screen Sharing not working for non-admin local accounts on Yosemite Server

Question says it all. Current versions of Yosemite (10.10.3) and Server (4.1). Under Server > Settings Enable screen sharing and remote management checked. Under Server > Access Admin and ...
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MySQL no longer starts uninstall/reinstall doesn't seem to work

I had MySQL installed via the MySQL installer and it was working great. I managed to corrupt the database somehow and it wouldn't start up anymore. I didn't have any data I needed so I figured I'd ...
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TimeMachine backup over network - are OSX Server or Time Capsule more reliable than TM -> NAS?

Time Machine famously has problems backing up to a network drive ...just the other day I got the dreaded message where TM wants to wipe my existing backup and start from scratch again :( (that's from ...
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Login inactivity timeout on OS X Server wiki? Frequent unexpected logouts

The OS X Server wiki seems to be frequently logging me out. This is an annoying situation. It just happened again, and I have enough evidence to confirm my perception that it is logging me out too ...
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How to Create an image in DeployStudio

I just installed DeployStudio v1.6.13 on OS X Server Yosemite. Followed some directions to get everything installed and everything looks like it's working. For example, another mac can boot into the ...
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Connection to the server for software updates cannot be established

I have an iMac mid 2007 running Yosemite. This error existed before Yosemite already. Whenever I go to the App Store and click on "Updates", the following error message is displayed: Connection ...
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Can OS X 10.5.8 be installed on a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Mac Mini?

Can OS X 10.5.8 be installed on a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Mac Mini in order to upgrade to OS X 10.6.3 server? (The Goal: to quit 10.8 Server in order to use Rosetta software again)
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Trouble accessing ftp through internal network

I am currently running OS X Server 4. I have multiple websites (virtual hosts) set up with it. Lets call them domain1.com and domain2.com. Internally, they are both being run off of the same IP. ...
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emond keeps me locked out of my server via SSH

I've been grappling with emond (and maybe afctl) all afternoon, and I'm trying to figure out how to fix this. Basically, I'm trying to SSH into my Mac Mini server (10.9.5 with Server 3.2.2) but I keep ...
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Configure Yosemite Server WebApp with LaunchD

Question Has anyone successfully been able to start a webapp via a webappctl configuration which specifies a launchd configuration in their webapp.plist launchKeys key? Background Specifically, ...
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OS X Yosemite Server - DNS issues

I purchased a domain and have a third party company manage email service for it. My MX records point to the email hosting provider. My A record for my domain points to my static IP provided by my ISP. ...
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How do I enable DNSSec on OSX? (Or DNSCurve)

I want to support encrypted IPSec communications, and DANE certs in DNS. Notably, DNSSSec is a prerequisite is IPSec (secure IP addresses from DNS) How can I configure my OS X computer to use DNSSec ...
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DNS possibly cause of failure to send emails

I have a mac mini running OS X 10.10 with Server.app that has DNS service enabled. The primary zone is example.com. In the zone, I have a list of machines: machine1.example.com - 10.0.1.11 ...
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Yosemite Server / Domain Configuration advice

I'm configuring a mac mini server (latest Yosemite) and I'd like some advice/guidance. I have a registered domain in use for my website, mail and some subdomains – all externally hosted. I'd like to ...
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Uninstall OS X Server completely in Yosemite

I recently run the OS X Server app on Yosemite. Now each time I shutdown or restart my mac, it asking for administrator password. I don't want to run my MacBook Pro as a server. I ran this app just to ...
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OS X Server website not loading

I'm trying to make a local website using OS X Server (4.0.3), and am following the tutorial that comes with Server. When I use Safari on another Mac, when I try to go to the website (myserver.local) ...
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profile manager: iOS device can delete management profile

How does one prevent deletion of management profiles? I have marked mt "profile for everyone" -> General -> Security -> Never I marked "never" in relevant device profile "general" setting as well. ...
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Where does Time Machine server store its backups?

Not the /Volumes/backupdrive/Shared Items/Backups, but the actual Backups.backupdb you see in backing up locally. Where does it store that data? I know an external machine backups successfully to it ...
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Remove licenses from deleted user on OS X Server's VPP managed distribution

We buy apps using Volume Purchase Program with managed distribution through OS X Server's profile manager. One of employees left, so I removed his user account from OS X Server. However, the licenses ...
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Finder tags via server

We are a group of Mac users (mix of Yosemite and Mavericks) that share files on a OS X Server (Mavericks). When someone has done a job on a file, they tag it. All users have made similar sets of tags. ...
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How do I move OS X Server to a new Mac [duplicate]

Our fully operational Internet-facing OS X Server with its own OD Master needs to be moved to a new Mac with newer, larger disks. How do we achieve this with the minimum disruption to our users? ...