Questions tagged [server.app]

On OS X Lion (10.7) and later, server is now an App from the Mac App Store and not an OS that gets installed by itself. Questions about running the app remotely as well as how it changes a Mac to run server/services are welcome to use this tag.

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Users getting “Denied access” to 10.14.6 server upon being kicked out

I recently set up a new macOS 10.14.6 server. It is a Mac Pro Late 2013 set up with about 20 users connected to a a Enstore RAID via an external SAS Card running Thunderbolt 2 external PCIe card. I ...
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Network shares sometimes show wrong custom icons

I have a Mac acting as a file share and I use a Automator app to mount 3 shares on my desktops, but for many OS's now the custom icons I use will show up on the wrong shares. But only sometimes. And ...
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How to automate _removing_ expired “Let's Encrypt” SSL certificates from macOS server?

I have been using Let's Encrypt for adding new SSL certificates to my macOS server for a few months now, and it seems to be working quite well. However, I have not been able to figure out how to ...
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Migrated VPN server broken with macOS Catalina

My Mac mini has been working just fine with macOS Mojave as a VPN server following the migration method described in https://developer.apple.com/support/downloads/macOS-Server-Service-Migration-Guide....
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Should I still use Open Directory? [duplicate]

I manage the IT systems for a small business with around 7 members of staff. They currently have a Mac running Server.app with Open Directory and the Home Folders are hosted on that Mac. They have ...
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Save Microsoft Account in Keychain for Windows Server?

I regularly connect to a Windows file server that uses a Microsoft account login (email address + password). Every time I connect, my MacOS (10.14, but also 10.13 and 10.12 previously) asks me for the ...
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macOS Content Caching serving lots of data to unknown clients

TL;DR: Hidden/unknown client has downloaded 300GB of data from my macOS Content Caching (from origin, not cache). Traffic didn't come from my devices according to my testing. This stopped after I ...
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Use Profile Manager (or other methods?) for Network Mounts/Favorites

We have a few Macs in the office and a server running macOS Mojave 10.14.6 + Server 5.8. Profile Manager is set up and working, and company-owned Macs are enrolled. Mostly we use it for volume app ...
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Broken macOS High Sierra log system?

With /usr/bin/log I can get information about the mail services from macOS's log system. E.g. /usr/bin/log show --start '2019-08-07 12:50:59' --end '2019-08-07 13:00:59' --predicate '(process == "smtp"...
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I am trying to import BIND settings from OS X Server 5.0.3 into BIND 9.14.4 on Mojave Server

I am trying to import all my settings from the DNS tab of Mac OS X Server 5.0.3 on Yosemite into a third party BIND install on Mojave since it doesn't exist in the App anymore :( I see the 'named' ...
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How to connect to 802.1X authentication automatically?

Currently, we're implementing 802.1X authentication in the company, but having some trouble with getting an IP address when using some Macs (MacBook Pro). So, I created a profile through Profiler ...
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How do I convert my mac mini into a remote server?

I have a Mac Mini that I'd like to convert to a remote server (i.e. so when I am in a random coffeeshop I can connect to it to run computationally intensive tasks as it sits on my desk at home). Are ...
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How to get macOS Server download code in Apple Developer Portal?

As I recall, macOS Server used to be available to download for free via a redeem code to Apple Developers enrolled in paid Apple Developer Program. However, after the latest redesign of the Apple ...
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After Security Update 2019-003, OpenLDAP is corrupted. How can I recover?

I installed the Security Update 2019-003 this morning. The update went awry, and produced on (postgres) induced panic on the host, a second attempt succeeded. After the update, slapd will not launch ...
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How do I configure DNS now that OS X Server doesn't support it?

I was using OS X Server to run DNS for my local network. As many know, the Mojave version of Server dropped a lot of the services that were there, one of which was DNS. Unfortunately I didn't read ...
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Connect through Finder with server, save permissions? [duplicate]

I'm trying to access my FTP server through Finder, I can open the server and access the files. But when I try to change a .css file or something and save I then get an error stating that I don't have ...
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Hosting a VPN with Airport Extreme

Following a factory reset, is my Airport Extreme 2013 no longer forwarding VPN traffic? For years I have hosted a VPN from my home with various versions of Server.app (currently 5.6.3, latest for ...
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Enable PHP on macOS Server 5.6

In the most recent update to macOS Server 5.6, Apple had removed quite a number of services from the Server application in favor of built-in services in the system itself. However, now that the ...
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play-with-mpv python server problem

I'm used to use Play with MPV Chrome extension on Arch linux which works also on MacOS. The problem is it isn't working as service for me on MacOS. If I start directly play-with-mpv in terminal, the ...
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Network Trash Can on macOS 10.13 or higher?

We currently have a Mac that functions as a file server on our network. The files are stored locally on an internal drive array. We would like to setup a Network Trash Can on this machine so when ...
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Server app. How to fix / re-enable broken VPN after update to Mojave?

After updating to Mojave, the "Server" app no longer included a GUI for VPN. I found others having the same problem, and there is an official PDF-file that goes through the migration progress. How ...
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How do you remove Favorites Shortcut (.cannedSearch) from Network Mount?

I accidentally had the sidebar open and dragged the "All My Files" shortcut under Favorites into a server folder where client's folders are organized alphabetically. No one can seem to delete this ...
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Why can't I access File Sharing when Open Directory is enabled in macOS Mojave?

Here's the procedure I have followed: Install a fresh copy of macOS Mojave to an APFS volume Perform initial OS configuration and create 'admin' user at first launch. Assign a static IP from 192.168....
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Questions from trouble getting the UniFi Controller to work on macOS High Sierra + Server (port 8080 in use)

After upgrading from Sierra+Server to High Sierra+Server I am running into the problem that port 8080 is occupied by default. This blocks the UniFi controller from launching. After the upgrade, I ...
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Server-side includes on an iMac

I have failed for a year to find a way to run SSI (server side includes) on my iMac using the apache web server included with server.app. I am wondering if the server app will allow server-side ...
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How to transition from macOS Server deprecated services to the open source alternatives?

According to Apple's recent statement, many of the current feature of macOS will be removed in future versions of macOS Server. Apple offers alternative software and programs to use instead of the ...
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Using Apple Remote Desktop to view External HD files

Can I have my Macbook Pro offsite access my other Macbook Pro at home using the Apple Remote Desktop? (Or if you know of another better way to access, let me know.) If so, can the Macbook Pro at ...
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How can I enable AFP access logging on macOS server?

I tried to turn on AFP access logging on macOS Server 5.6.1, but don't see any entries when accessing the volume from clients running macOS 10.13.5 My AFP settings list as serveradmin settings afp ...
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Unable to access web through VPN

I've had VPN setup on my OS X Server forever, but I've only used it for remote access to manage the server itself, never as a pass through to the internet at large. It occurred to me that when I ...
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Greyed out/inaccessible files on File Sharing server on Mac OS

My company has a single file sharing Mac Pro computer that every user connects to. Occasionally a user will drop a file in a folder for another user to access, but the the files will be greyed out and ...
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Is “server performance mode” enabled or not?

When experiencing some MAJOR file sharing slowdowns in a new macOS High Sierra machine running Server.app I came across this page from Apple showing how to enable "performance mode for macOS Server". ...
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importing Apple Wiki - error 27 when running wikiadmin command

I exported Apple Wiki data on an Apple server running 10.10 using the command 'wikiadmin'. It exported successfully. I copied the exported data over to a new Apple 10.13 server and am trying to use ...
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macOS Server App no longer saves Websites settings

I have configured about a dozen virtual sites in the Server app under Websites. It suddenly occurred that when I edit one of these websites (no matter what I edit), I click on Save and nothing happens....
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How to prevent Safari from stopping downloads?

I am using macOS Server to host files on a website. I often need to download large files to the server to host them myself. Because I do not usually have physical access to the server, I use the ...
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Server.app and importing a Let's Encrypt Certificate

I have generated a Let's Encrypt certificate for the subdomain I use for the profile manager website. I have exported the certificate and imported it into the Server app. I got the following ...
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Server App Version 5.3.1 won't take password

My server app (OS X Sierra) will not take the admin password despite confirming that the password is correct when doing other administrative tasks. I have read that the Server App can 'just die' after ...
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Safari won't open from one network client

I have a user who is having difficulty opening Safari on one particular client machine. They have tested it on all other client machines in the same office and it works without issue, but this one ...
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PHP mail not sending (possible macOS Server or Firewall issue?)

This is a relatively complex problem and LONG description, so bear with me. Please ask questions in the comments if you think I can clarify something. I am hosting multiple websites on a single ...
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How do I setup a NetBoot of El Capitan using Lion Server?

I have an old MacBook running Lion Server that I want to be an El Capitan NetBoot server. I downloaded the Install El Capitan Application on a supported computer, and then copied it to the ...
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Restart AFP service in High Sierra

I would like to restart the AFP service but I'm not sure how to do it anymore. In previous versions of OS X I would run serveradmin stop afp and serveradmin start afp, but serveradmin is no longer ...
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OSX Server File Sharing allowing more access than configured

I am working on a computer used as a server running 10.10.5. I created a folder on the server as follows. Folder List Shared-Folder1 Shared-Folder2 Shared-Folder3 Shared-Folder4 User List UserA ...
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Easily readable file access history on macOS Sierra Server

I'm running a small company network with macOS Sierra Server and a few client Macs whose users access and modify files in various shared folders. I want to make it easy for users to keep track on a ...
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Mac OS Sierra connected to SMB share keeps forgetting permissions at the folder level

We have a Mac running 10.12.6 It connects to our SBS 2011 Server shares using SMB (CIFS makes no difference to the issue). For some reason Finder keeps forgetting that the user has permissions to ...
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Authenticating to Server Services “requires storing your password in a less secure form”

I've bought and downloaded the MacOS Server application to host a VPN and to host a Satis repository. When enabling either the VPN or Websites services, a dialogue appears asking "Do you want to ...
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Can't connect to Server.app local sites

My development server is Server.app. After having to reinstall macOS in recovery mode, browsers can no longer connect to my local sites. I can't select the text of the error that Safari gves so here's ...
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Dump a user's mailbox to a file (e.g., .mbox) from server for archival

My company has a policy that when an employee leaves, we need to dump their e-mail account and write it to a DVD to archive it. How do you dump a particular user's e-mail into a .mbox or other ...
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What is the proper form for “cert_identifier” when using “certupdate”?

The required options for certupdate seem to have changed in macOS Sierra Server or before, and the manpages have not caught up yet. When trying: certupdate remove -c /etc/certificates/secure.domain....
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Can't SSH into my Mac from Linux

I seem to be having a problem with trying to ssh into my Mac from a Linux desktop. I have two users on my Mac and can ssh between them, but other computers seem to be the problem. I enabled remote ...
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Can I remote install OS X via dmg?

I'm having a lot of trouble finding anything that can help with my specific issue, and it really bugs me because I feel like I cannot be the first person to try and figure this out. I have one of the ...
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Can't select Time Machine disk

I've had Time Machine set up on my OSX Server for quite a while, but now that I upgraded my USB storage I can't seem to connect to the server. When I go to Time Machine preferences and click Select ...