macOS Server 5.4 – Quickly and easily turn a Mac into a server (was OS X Server).

macOS Server 5.4

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 5.4:
Note: Now requires OS X 10.13 or later.

Server App :
  • Caching Server, Time Machine Server, and File Sharing advanced options are now built directly into macOS
  • Caching Server now supports a tiered architecture
  • Xcode Server has been integrated into Xcode
  • Support for APFS volumes
Profile Manager :
  • Support for new restrictions, payloads, and management commands
iOS 11:
  • New supervised-only restriction: Allow VPN creation
  • New supervised-only Classroom restrictions to allow managed class behavior for
  • unmanaged classes on supervised devices: Force unprompted joining of classes, Force
  • unprompted App and Device Lock, Force unprompted Screen Observation and AirPlay
  • New supervised-only AirPrint restrictions: Allow AirPrint, require trusted TLS certificates
  • for AirPrint, Allow iBeacon discovery of AirPrint printers, Allow AirPrint credentials to be
  • stored in keychain
  • AirPrint payload now supports specifying a port and whether connection must be TLS
  • VPN IKEv2 and Wi-Fi payloads now support specifying TLS min/max version
  • New supervised-only payload: DNS Proxy
  • Option to preserve data plan when erasing device
  • Option to install apps and books on iOS devices only when they are USB tethered with Ethernet
  • Software updates can now be installed on all supervised devices even while passcode
  • locked
  • Skip new Setup Assistant panes: Keyboard chooser and Watch migration
macOS 10.13:
  • New macOS payload: Extensions
  • New macOS payload: Smart Card
  • New macOS payload: System Migration
  • VPN IKEv2 and Wi-Fi payloads now support specifying TLS min/max version
  • New macOS MDM commands: User List, Unlock User, Delete User, Shutdown, and
  • Restart
  • New macOS MDM commands and status query for EFI password management
  • Option to apply 802.1X configuration to any Ethernet interface
  • Option to hide Siri setup screen on first login
  • New macOS FileVault key escrow mechanism
tvOS 11:
  • New supervised-only restriction: Allow modifying device name
  • Wi-Fi payload now supports specifying TLS min/max version
  • Now supports Home Screen Layout payload
  • New tvOS payload: AirPlay Incoming Security


macOS 10.13 or later


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