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Description

macOS Server makes it easy to configure and monitor Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV devices and network storage volumes.

Here’s what you’ll get with macOS Server:

Profile Manager
• Mobile device management for iOS, macOS, and tvOS devices
• Distribution of institution licensed apps and books purchased from the Volume Purchase Program to users or devices
• Install Software Updates on devices running iOS 12 and mac OS 10.14
• Device Enrollment Program integration
• Web-based administration console
• Self-service user portal for clearing passcodes, remote lock, and remote wipe

Xsan
• Block-level SAN file sharing with concurrent read/write access
• Xsan volume hosting and configuration
• Volume management, storage pooling, striping, and volume mapping
• Real-time monitoring, graphs, and event notifications
• Metadata controller failover and file system journaling

Server App
• Local and remote management
• Users and group settings
• View real-time graphs of server usage
• Receive alerts on network changes, certificate expiration, storage usage, and more

Some features require an Apple ID and/or compatible Internet access; additional fees and terms apply. Some features require program enrollment. Some features are not available in all countries.

What's New

Version 5.7.1

Profile Manager

Profile Manager provides enhanced management capabilities and support for management of new features in macOS, iOS, and tvOS.

• Configure an Apple Business Manager account
• Install App Store apps for tvOS
• Configure new restrictions, payloads, and commands:

macOS 10.13.4

New Restrictions payload settings
• Allow proximity based password sharing requests
• Allow password sharing
• Allow password autofill
Allow software update installation for non-admin users

New Dock payload settings
• Show Recents in Dock

New Exchange payload settings
• Use OAuth for authentication

New Smart Card payload settings
• Require Smart Card
• Enable screen saver on Smart Card removal

New Passcode payload settings
• Force password reset during next user authentication

New Security & Privacy payload settings
• Show personal recovery key

New Education payload settings
• Send to teacher-assigned Macs

New Xsan payload settings
• Ability to configure automatic mounts
• Ability to specify Distributed LAN Client mount preferences

iOS 11.3

New Restrictions payload settings
• Allow proximity based password sharing requests (Supervised only)
• Allow password sharing (Supervised only)
• Allow password autofill (Supervised only)
• Force automatic date and time (Supervised only)
• Allow USB restricted mode (Supervised only)
Allow managed Contacts accounts to write to unmanaged accounts
Allow unmanaged Contacts accounts to read managed accounts
Disable eSIM (Supervised only)

New Mail and Exchange payload settings
• Allow a user to enable or disable S/MIME signing
• Allow a user to modify the selection of the S/MIME signing certificate
• Allow a user to enable or disable S/MIME encryption
• Allow a user to modify the selection of the S/MIME encryption certificate

New Exchange payload settings
• Use OAuth for authentication

New Notifications payload settings
• Specify whether an app is allowed to send critical alerts
• Allow grouped notifications
• Show in CarPlay

New VPN payload settings for IKEv2 configurations
• Ability to specify DNS server addresses
• Ability to specify primary domain of the tunnel
• Ability to specify DNS search domains
• Ability to specify DNS supplemental match domains

New Setup Assistant pane Device Enrollment skip options
• iMessage, FaceTime & Screen Time
• Add Cellular Plan

Deprecated payloads
• macOS Server Accounts

New Commands
• Show SIM information

tvOS 11.3
New restrictions payload settings
• Allow proximity based password sharing requests (supervised only)

New Commands
• Install Updates (only appears in the Action pop-up menu when updates are available on the selected Apple TV or Apple TV devices within a group)

Ratings and Reviews

1.6 out of 5
243 Ratings
243 Ratings
Bruski58

Destroyed My Loyalty

Apple has done so much in recent years to destroy my life long loyalty, and this product is a perfect metaphor for why. Apple pushed us to the Xserve & Mac OS server with reams of promises for making the greatest server ever. And up to about Mac OS server 10.6 it was amazingly good. But after canceling the Xserve I noticed a gradual and then faster decline in Mac OS server software. I had Xserves and Mac Pros as servers and as the OS’s advanced the performance went through the floor. This was true across the board in multiple installations. It’s clear Apple killed this product long ago and though its secrecy they kept us spending on hardware with expectations of past promises being fulfilled. It never happened. And now the lastest Mac OS Server turns your server into a useless brick. I can think of no company that routinely treats it’s customers so horrendously. I for the first time in 30 years will be looking for a way to completely de-Apple my life. It isn’t just this product; it’s a pattern. They are increasing prices, reducing product value and moving to rope us in as cloud tied NPC’s. Oh, and is your data private on Apple’s servers? Look closely at the fine print. They can get access to your files at will. No intellengent company is going to hand over it’s fortunes to an unpredictiable tyrrannical company like that. Good bye Apple. You took the loyalty of those who got you through the drought and screwed us. No more!

a satisfied person.

My Dream turned into a nightmare...

In the beginning, April 2017, I bought my MacBook Pro to standardize around the Apple platform. This was my dream. It became the center of the management of my iOS devices . I bought MacOS Server and began my plan structure to manage my email, VPN System and local website access to my personal media on my network using the Apple ecosystem for my family.

Earlier this year, Apple announced MacOS Server’s End Of Life (in all the ways of value that I need). This turned my dream into a nightmare. There is no real value in this product now and Apple has crushed Power Users and real Small Business structures for an easy social colobratives software platform solution. My Household has 23 Apple devices (20 in regular use) and I had planned for more but for what reason now?! I'm extremely disappointed.

Apple, are you going to provide a new solution to the people who have really had your back or are you just in it for profit and polished show? Don't misunderstand my question, I want to know if the original MacOS Server features will be back and implemented somewhere else? I’d gladly pay for the features to be included or as options in the ecosystem. For all its worth, MacOS Server isn’t perfect but it was what we have or had. I hope your answer is not crickets.

IT Pro Dude

Not Recommended For Live Business Use

On the surface this seems to be a great buy. It provides a GUI front-end to many of the open source underpinnings already found on your Mac OS.

However, the problems I have experienced over the last 4 years is that the updates sometimes break functionality, take away features, or make previous implementations unfeasible. This has led to catastrophies for our organization. Examples in the past, that have required Apple enterprise support have been: disruption of email for days, email logs no longer available (intentionally by Development), firewall troubleshooting because an update broke connectivity, anti-virus & junkmail filters failing to update, etc.

If you base your services offered by this product, beware, because it seems as if Apple may not do much vetting in business environments - or they have a hard time ensuring all the open source components are compatible with their OS. Because the features change so much, documentation is often sketchy & outdated. These are big problems that can sometimes requires hours, or even days of troubleshooting & re-configuration, to get this app working after a patch. Please put that troubleshooting time into your cost analysis when you buy a $20 server.

Information

Seller
Apple Inc.
Size
106.5 MB
Category
Utilities
Compatibility
macOS 10.14 or later
Languages
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2018 Apple Inc.
Price
$19.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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