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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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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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Problems connecting to VPN on iOS 8 w/ OS X Server VPN

Alright, so about a few hours ago I purchased OS X Server, being intrigued by it's VPN capabilities. I enabled VPN and set it up, however I'm unsure if I even did this correctly. I'm pretty sure I've ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Yosemite - Finder has a disconnect button when attached to OSX Server, not working

You can endlessly click disconnect, but you are never disconnected. On the OSX Server (Yosemite Server.app 4.0.2), you can see your user account still connected, on the client (Yosemite 10.10.1) the ...
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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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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 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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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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(Custom Build) Super Time Capsule - am I missing something

I received an interesting request today. Namely, is it possible to setup a networked Time Machine to backup the Desktops of 11 workstations on a LAN. While I'm familiar with OSX, I haven't attempted ...
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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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Trying to find the board ID for Mac Pro 1,1 (no OS currently installed, can't access terminal)

I'm trying to install Mavericks on an old MacPro1,1 (This one), and I need the correct board ID to properly configure the USB install. I currently do not have any OS installed on the HDD, so I cann't ...
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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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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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OS X Server FTP server

I'm running an OS X Server with the following services turned on: Web, MySQL, DNS, AFP, Firewall. I'd like to also start FTP, and I did this, but I can't seem to make it work properly. I'm sure there ...
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How can i reset my Terminal?

just some time ago i installed the OS X Server app on my mac and since this day it always appears server as the chosen directory in my terminal. But because i dont really like the Server application ...
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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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Set network proxy by group on Open Directory

I have an OS X Server with Open Directory. I am wondering if there is a way a group can be set to use a proxy when a user from that group logs in, and to remove the proxy if a user from a different ...
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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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OS X Server file sharing slow to browse and users get wheel

I am currently having an issues on a couple OS X 10.10.2 servers where users are intermittently getting the wheel when trying to save a document to the server (Word, Excel, InDesign). Sometimes, when ...
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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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Wikis on OS X Server - How do I include or embed content from one wiki page on another?

How do I include or embed content from one wiki page on another in Wiki Server on OS X Server? The other wiki page resides on the same server. This is known as an "include", Redmine has it: Include ...
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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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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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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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“Slow down” bootup until all devices are available

I'm using OS X as a Server, running Server.app 4.0 to provide email hosting/etc. Attached to this machine I have a PROMISE Pegasus R2 RAID drive mounted at /Volumes/RAID6-11TB, and I changed the ...
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Can't start PHP localhost

So i've done this before but I don't remember the command. I was able to use a directory a localhost file. I've tried sudo apachectl start but when I go to localhost the page isn't found. I've also ...
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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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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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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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Yosemite Server, adaptive firewall not stopping screensharingd attempts?

I'm not certain if the Adaptive Firewall in Yosemite Server 4.0 is just not working or just not working for screensharingd. I have a Mac mini Server in a colo and get lots of attempts at ...
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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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Use Apple's Server Admin Tools to Force Inherit Permissions

We have our work drive (let's call it Drive2014) and we have our archive drive (Drive2013). Every file on Drive2013 is read-only and must remain that way. When I drag a file from Drive2013 to ...
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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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How to add a wildcard host entry to Mac OS X Server's DNS

I have set up a Mavericks Mac OS X Server machine for my lab, and I am using the DNS service for my own domain. Without getting into too many complicated details, I need to populate this local DNS ...
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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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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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How do I uninstall or downgrade from OS X Lion Server?

I've upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion, then I purchased and installed the Server from App Store. Now I'd like to remove the Server features, and revert to standard Lion. I don't mind reinstalling, ...
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Configured Airport as Bridge and use OS X Server for DHCP and DNS, no Internet

I want to use my Mac Mini as an OS X Server with the following services: DNS DHCP Open Directory Profile Manager I configured my Airport Extreme under the "Internet" tab to use my static IP ...
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Getting notified when someone logs into a server using SSH or Remote Desktop

I have a mac mini server running OS X Lion Server 10.7.3. It pretty much runs unattended without problems. However, the server is under constant "attack" according to the logs. The firewall and ...