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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AppAttest -- Can a Swift program that uses DCAppAttestService be run on Linux? [duplicate]

I need to be able to run the code that issues an Apple attest but not on Apple OS -- on Linux. Or, at the very least, on a MacOS VPS -- not a physical device. import DCAppAttest func ...
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macOS as server OS: possible to create iSCSI target LUNs?

One option for a home lab/server/NAS is to use a Mac Mini oder Studio with external Thunderbolt gear like the OWC Thunderbay Flex 8 and a Thunderbolt 10GbE SFP+ adapter. Every solution has advantages ...
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Uninstall Mac OSX Server while inside the OS installer

I have a bit of a problem. I recently undusted my old Mac Mini 2011 I received as a gift a couple years ago. It was running Mac OSX Lion on a Raid 1 setup with two 500 GB disks, with an older version ...
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Mountain Duck with two factor authentication or VPN

I am connecting to a server in Sweden from the US. I have no problem connecting to the server in Terminal using two factor authentication, required by the server in Sweden. However, I've been ...
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macOS Server Service Proxy reverse proxy request for specific host

Reverse Proxy for Home Assistant with macOS Server 5.3.1 Created a website within Server App for EXTERNALHOSTNAME.TLD Selected SSL Certificate for EXTERNALHOSTNAME.TLD Enabled web app in Advanced ...
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Automator - Connect to Server at Startup based on MAC Address

I've spent half of my day yesterday trying to figure this out, so I thought it may be useful for someone else in the same situation. I wanted to automatically Connect to a Server at Startup but not ...
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How to deploy printer with Profile Manager

Good evening, someone know the best practice for deploy printer on a mac with Profile Manager? I have add to my Server on System->Printer the printer with AirPrint and it is recognised, with model ...
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Export Profile Manager database

Good morning, I have an old Apple server with macOS 10.12 and Server.app version 5.3 Now I need export the information about devices with DeviceName, SerialNumber and ICCID (for iPad) I found some ...
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Does serverperfmode work on Apple Silicon Macs?

Is it possible to enable serverperfmode on an Apple Silicon Mac? I am using an M1 Mac Mini on macOS 11.2, and following Apple's instructions. I enabled serverperfmode=1 in the NVRAM boot-args, and ...
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How can I find which Samba user has a file locked?

I have a user who often can't delete files in an SMB share on a Mac server (MacOS 10.13.6), because the client (MacOS 10.15.7) shows: "the operation cannot be completed because a required item is ...
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How to run/manage websites on macOS versions *after* High Sierra?

High Sierra (10.13) is deprecated now that Big Sur (macOS 10.16/11) is out. High Sierra was the last version of macOS which supported websites (technically Apache, I believe) being managed through the ...
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How can I disconnect my profile from a dead OSX Server?

I had a mac mini server with OSX server. The profile I user on my iMac was created on the server, and some groups where on the server, which was also a server for TM backups. For now, the user on the ...
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Telnet connection to servers frequently drops on battery

This is a 15" 2018 MBP, i7 6-core 16gb RAM. I run multiple telnet connections to MUSHes through the terminal and also via website or desktop clients, however on battery power all the connections ...
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How to get list of users connected to file sharing?

My desktop Mac mini (2018) shares files to other computers on the network. I've set it up in System Preferences > Sharing so that only known users can connect, with their username and password. If I ...
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Stop macOS from ejecting external disks on logout

I have a Mac Mini running 10.14.6 and hosting file sharing and Time Machine backups on an external drive. Every time a user logs out of the console, the external drive is ejected. This happens even ...
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How do I remove an old NAS/FIle Server?

First I am new to Mac after 20+ years of Windows so I admit I am struggling. I was an expert on Windows and seem to be lost on MAC. I have a Macbook pro with Catalina OS. I am trying to remove a bad ...
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Permissions issue automating a shell script in /usr/local/bin using launchd?

Goal: use a launchdaemon to periodically run a shell script Environment: macOS Catalina 10.15.3, macOS Server 5.9 I have a shell script to back up Open Directory in macOS Server: #!/bin/bash dst="...
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What is macOS Server Good For?

Apple have removed a number of services from macOS Server and moved other services, such as content caching, to the “normal” macOS. That doesn’t leave much. So, what do I get for my purchase? What ...
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After Catalina upgrade and server to 5.9, AFP ACL access locked, SMB access ok

After upgrading a file sharing server to macOS 10.15.3 and Server 5.9, we can mount our shared volumes via AFP but can not open them because of permissions. We can access them through SMB but are ...
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Is it possible to have an encrypted volume mounted at boot time before anyone logs in?

I use /etc/fstab to mount a few external volumes at boot time (using a UUID= line). That makes them available at boot before anyone is logged in and thus they can be used for certain services. This ...
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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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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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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 the macOS Server Service Migration Guide, but after upgrading to macOS Catalina ...
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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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