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.File sharing for Mac, PC, and iPad
OS X Server is an application you can add to OS X Yosemite right from the Mac App Store. Anyone can quickly and easily turn a Mac running OS X Yosemite into a server that's perfect for home offices, businesses, schools, developers, and hobbyists alike.
Here's what you'll get with OS X Server:
Standards-based SMB3, SMB2, AFP, and WebDAV file services
Flexible file permissions
Mobile device management for Mac and iOS devices
Simplified management and deployment of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite
Distribution of institution licensed apps and books purchased from the Volume Purchase Program
Device Enrollment Program integration
Web-based administration console
Self-service user portal for clearing passcodes, remote lock, and remote wipe
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 multiserver cache replication and load balancing
No client configuration required
Use Xcode 6 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
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
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
Synchronize contacts with Mac, iPad, and iPhone
Allow multiple users to access and update contacts
Standards-based CardDAV server
Point-and-click page edit to change formatting and insert images, movies, and attachments
Tags and comments
Quick Look previews
Standards-based SMTP, IMAP, and POP server
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
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 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.
Updated for OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.
SMB3 is the new default protocol for sharing files in OS X Yosemite. SMB3 helps protect against tampering and eavesdropping by encrypting and signing data "in-flight."
Caching Server supports IP address range registration for caching content in non-NAT'ed networks.
Profile Manager support for new features in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, including Handoff and push install of OS X enterprise apps and iOS media assets including PDF, ePub, and iBooks Author files.
Redesigned Mail Server interface for setting up email for multiple domains.
Meeting room addresses can be stored in Calendar Server, allowing clients to associate map locations and travel times.
Simplified setup of Xsan volumes and clients using the Server application and Configuration Profiles.
Server now performs network diagnostic tests to verify that your server is accessible from the Internet. Network diagnostic tests verify reachability by checking your server's host name, service ports, and DNS MX records.
Firewall and user/group-based service access controls can now be defined in the Access tab of Server pane. Access restrictions can be applied in multiple levels - for all networks, local networks, this Mac, custom networks, and specific users and groups.
Xcode Server compatibility with Xcode 6.
Improved graphs and visual stats.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit: support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
Server (com.apple.server.v4) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com.
The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Server 481. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Server 606.
Operating System: Mac
Minimum OS version: 10.10.1