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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Mac OS X DNS issue

I'm stuck back on Sierra because later OS X Server versions no longer include DNS. The Server app is a bit limited and doesn't allow you to enter wildcards (perfectly acceptable in BIND which is what ...
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why Authenticating Through Web Views In DEP(Device Enrollment Program) getting stuck on one Screen?

Currently, I am working on DEP(Device Enrollment Program) via Authenticating Through Web Views everything working fine. I am able to assign the device to DEP. The Problem is when I doing this then it'...
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How do I remove authenticated Open Directory binding to itself?

In attempts to solve my file sharing issues I have at some point on macOS Mojave + Server, using Directory Utility, bound the Open Directory server to itself using Directory Utility (I was quite ...
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How to add a device to macOS Server?

I've just purchased macOS Server and am trying to add devices to its management. I've tried going to the "My Devices" page, and downloading a configuration profile for MDM enrollment: The ...
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502 Proxy error when trying to use Homebrew php72 with Server.app websites

I'm having a puzzling issue with a website on macOS server (server.app 5.6, High Sierra 10.13). All works fine when the url length is below 70 characters. 70 and up and I'm getting a Proxy error. The ...
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Change PHP on MacOS Server, High Sierra

I am using MacOS Server 5.6.1 running on a Mac Mini with High Sierra (10.13.6. It works completely fine and I've been hosting few Wordpress websites on it without any major troubles for couple of ...
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Permissions issue when copying files over SMB to server on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

First of all I'd like to say that I've spent most of the day trying to figure this problem out. I've already read quite some articles on this issue but can't seem to find the specific issue I'm ...
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How to prevent Safari from stopping downloads when sleeping?

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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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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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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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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What does serverperfmode=1 actually do on macOS?

Turning it on is described here but there are no details. There is a vague description: Performance mode changes the system parameters of your Mac. These changes take better advantage of your ...
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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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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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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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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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Using Profile Manager or OS X Server to distribute apps to a group of Macs

We have around 100 Macs on our network, soon to all be managed by OS X Server and Profile Manager. The problem we're facing right now is pushing applications to all of them that are not found in the ...
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Can not setup open directory due to host name

In activing Open Directory on a new install of OS X, I am able to put in a diradmin name/password, and they I get the following dialog: This computer's host name is invalid. The host name does ...
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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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How to get OS X Server (for OS X Mavericks) for free (as Mac or iOS Developer)?

The Server.app for OS X Mavericks has a price tag of $19.99. Some websites mention it to be free for Developers who joined as iOS Developer or Mac Developer. How do I get the redemption code for the ...
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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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Apache keeps saying: You configured HTTP(80) on the standard HTTPS(443) port!

I have configured an SSL web site using the macOS Server app (version 5.3). When I examine the Apache log, I see this message (twice): [ssl:warn] [pid 4120] AH01916: Init: (mydomain.net:443) You ...
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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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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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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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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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Backing up a RAID experiencing I/O issues

I recently began working for a company that has an OS X Server with a PROMISE Pegasus Thunderbolt RAID (RAID 5) attached as a file server. Within my first couple of days, it became apparent that users ...
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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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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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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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Internet Access after renew the expired com.apple.servermgrd certificate

I inherited some months ago a Mac mini server running OS X 10.8.5 Initially, I configured it with the new network settings, DNS name, etc and all was working fine in regard to file sharing, accessing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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macOS Server calendar delegation not finding users

We're running a Mac Mini in a small business network, which hosts (among other things) a calendar server using Server.app. We have set up accounts for each user, so that they can sync calendars with ...
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You do not have the necessary read, write and append privileges on the selected network backup disk

I have OSX Server running on a mac mini in my home. I've been using it for doing Time Machine backups from my MacBook. This worked fine until I changed the password for my user account on the mac ...
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How to change folder access if it says “You have unknown access”?

I installed OSX Server and activated FTP for Downloads folder. Now folder looks like file in Finder and Downloads info looks badly. Also when i trying to delete Downloads, OSX required password and ...
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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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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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Windows 7 Client to OSX Server 5 (Password Error)

I have OSX Server 5.0.15 running and am having trouble getting Windows 7 clients to connect to share via SMB. The file server is running and SMB is turned on. Accounts and groups are set up. The users ...
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postfix: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf, line 690: overriding earlier entry: config_directory=/etc/postfix

I had a mail service working fine before till i made this upgrade in Server App and OSX. I came from Server app 3 and OSX 10.9.5 to OSX 10.11.6 to Server app 5 and OSX 10.12.1, and when i tried to ...