File sharing and iCloud accounts for authentication with 'Sharing only' account

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by pring1, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. pring1 macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2013
    Hi all

    Been playing with this on OS X 10.10 and server 4.0.3 - feel like I'm missing something here with getting file sharing and iCloud authentication working? Or is it just... broken?

    On the server I've added a new user under System Preferences > Users and Groups > + user > Choose 'Sharing only' and 'Use iCloud password' - Via system preferences because in the Server app you don't get the option to use the iCloud password. This is where my suspicions of it being 'broken' come from.

    Then when on the client, go to Finder and the server in the sidebar, hit 'Connect as' in the top right, and try to auth with this iCloud account the window just 'shakes' like when the password is wrong.

    If I set up the account on the server as a 'Standard' account and instead of 'Sharing only' but still with the iCloud password, it works fine on the client.

    I don't want to have to add every one in the company with a standard account, when it is just for file sharing.. So 'Sharing only' should do the trick! ;-) (One hell of a long list of names on the login screen too...!).

    So am I missing something or have Apple messed this up?

    Thank you.
  2. unplugme71 macrumors 68030

    May 20, 2011
    You need to setup network users in Server -> Users

    not System Preferences as those are local users.

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