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OS X Server

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OS X Server is the next generation of Apple’s award winning server software. Designed for OS X and iOS devices, OS X Server makes it easy to share files, schedule meetings, synchronize contacts, develop software, host your own website, publish wikis, configure Mac, iPhone and iPad devices, remotely access your network, and more.

Server is now an application you can add to Mavericks directly from the Mac App Store. Anyone can quickly and easily turn a Mac running Mavericks into a server that’s perfect for home offices, businesses, schools, developers, and hobbyists alike. 

File Sharing
• File sharing for Mac, PC, and iPad
• Standards-based SMB2, AFP, and WebDAV file services
• Flexible file permissions
• Spotlight searching

Profile Manager
• Mobile device management for Mac and iOS devices
• Simplified management and deployment of iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks
• Distribution of institution licensed Apps and Books purchased from the Volume Purchase Program
• Web-based administration console
• Self-service user portal for clearing passcodes, remote lock and wipe

Caching Server
• Speed up the download of software distributed by Apple
• Locally cache Apps, Books, iTunes U, Software Updates and OS X Recovery images
• Fault tolerant design with multi-server cache replication and load balancing
• No client configuration required

Xcode Server
• Use Xcode 5 to create continuous integration bots that build, analyze, and test on any Mac running OS X Server
• Configure bots to integrate at a specific time, or continually as code is committed to the repository
• Automate testing of OS X and iOS apps, executing on multiple connected iOS devices
• Host your own Git repositories on OS X Server, or connect to remote Git or Subversion hosts
• Remotely access detailed integration summaries and nightly builds using the Web interface

Time Machine
• Provide a backup destination for Mac computers on your network
• Monitor which computers have backed up, when they last backed up and size of backup
• Set limits on the amount of Time Machine storage a user can use.

Calendar Server
• Share calendars, schedule meetings and events, and book conference rooms
• Standards-based CalDAV server for access from Mac, iPad, iPhone and PC
• View availability with free/busy lookups
• Email invitations and push notifications

Contacts Server
• Synchronize contacts with Mac, iPad and iPhone
• Allow multiple users to access and update contacts
• Standards-based CardDAV server

Wiki Server
• Point-and-click page edit to change formatting, insert images, movies and attachments
• Access controls
• Tags and comments
• Revision history
• Document sharing
• Quick Look previews

Mail Server
• Standards-based SMTP, IMAP and POP server
• Push notifications
• SSL encryption
• Adaptive junk mail filtering
• Virus detection and quarantine

Virtual Private Network
• Remote access for your network services
• Encrypted VPN connections for Mac, iPad, iPhone and PC

• Block-level SAN file sharing with concurrent read/write access
• Xsan volume hosting and configuration
• Volume management, storage pooling, stripping, 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.

Other great OS X Server features
• NetInstall to automate OS X installations and upgrades across your network
• Web server for hosting multiple websites
• Messages server to encrypt instant messaging within your organization

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 in Version 3.1.1

• Profile Manager support for the Device Enrollment Program
• Management of Fonts, AirPrint and Wi-Fi Hotspot 2.0 settings
• Improved Profile Manager scalability when syncing with large directories
• Management of Activation Lock on supervised iOS 7.1 devices
• Enhanced permissions for accessing My Device portal and for device enrollment


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Customer Reviews

OS X 3.1.1 Accounts lost no open directory and profile manager is toast

I would not update your server to 3.1.1, not sure what broke, dont have time to tinker.
Server was working fine for a small network, after update from 3.1 to 3.1.1 its broken, wont allow me to start Open Directory, and i cant add users.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled. You’ll know right awy since you cant access the .ldap.
Like i said dont hae time to tinker, and read all the logs, I am moving back to Microsoft server and active directory, to many problems with OS X 3.1.1.


The best server UI app that I ever seen! All the power, all complexity and all functionality of a server, all this is behind the simplicity of a friendly UI providing an astonishing UX for the users. Thank you so much Apple!

Enough Bashing

I’m going to go against the current here and praise the OS X Server ( team for what they’ve done here. Having gone through the traditional Linux server route (using both Plesk and cPanel), I can honestly tell you that while is limited in terms of available features, what it does it does very well (and it makes up for what it can’t do with its simple and easy to understand UI).

That being said, I’m hosting close to 50 client websites at the moment on one Mac Mini alone, and I absolutely HAVE TO HAVE the ability to forward an email account AND keep a local copy of all mail it receives. Right now, if you choose to store mail locally you can’t have it forwarded externally, and vice versa, if you choose to forward a user’s email account you cannot keep a local copy of their mail. I need both! Please let me have this feature and I will be eternally grateful.

OS X Server
View in Mac App Store
  • $19.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated: Mar 24, 2014
  • Version: 3.1.1
  • Size: 179 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
  • Seller: Apple Inc.

Compatibility: OS X 10.9.2 or later

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