macOS Server 5.3 – Quickly and easily turn a Mac into a server (was OS X Server).

macOS Server 5.3

macOS Server, designed for macOS and iOS devices, 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.

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

What’s New

Version 5.3:

Caching Server
  • Enhanced control over cache size
Profile Manager
Support for new device management capabilities introduced in tvOS 10.2:
  • Configure Device Enrollment Program settings including auto-advance through Setup Assistant
  • Install enterprise apps
  • Create new Conference Room Display and Single App Mode (enterprise apps only) profile payloads
  • Configure restrictions to disable AirPlay, disable pairing with Remote app, and require a passcode on first AirPlay pairing
  • Set name, restart, and erase
Support for new Configuration Profile payload changes and commands introduced in iOS 10.3:
  • Restrict WiFi network connections to managed networks only
  • Configure restrictions for Dictation and modification of AirPlay and View Screen permission settings
  • Specify separate S/MIME Sign and Encrypt certificates in the Mail and Exchange payloads
  • Restart, shut down, and play Lost Mode sound on a device
  • Location accuracy information provided for devices in Lost Mode
  • VPN on demand support for IKEv2 in the VPN payload
  • Set the supported IP versions for the default APN in the Cellular payload
Configure new restrictions introduced in macOS Sierra 10.12.4:
  • Allow Touch ID to unlock a supported Mac
  • Allow iCloud Drive
  • Allow iCloud Desktop & Documents
  • Allow iCloud Keychain, Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, and Bookmarks
Other new features include:
  • Ability to set device name at enrollment time
  • A new Classroom configuration option to allow modifying the AirPlay and View Screen permission on student devices
  • Ability to configure Class name format with a combination of Course Name and Class Number for classes synced from Apple School Manager
  • Automatic syncing of passcode type for Managed Apple IDs from Apple School Manager
  • Ability to assign ownership of a Mac enrolled without authentication
  • A new option to skip the Home Setup Assistant pane in the Device Enrollment Program settings


OS X 10.12.4 or later


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