OSX Server and iOS 11 files app

cavi

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as a person who use the file sharing ability of OSX Server I was (and I am...) highly disappointed that apple did not add the ability to access the files on the server from the Files app. the only files that are accessible are those in iCloud (like iOS10) or on my iOS device... :/
 

Feenician

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as a person who use the file sharing ability of OSX Server I was (and I am...) highly disappointed that apple did not add the ability to access the files on the server from the Files app. the only files that are accessible are those in iCloud (like iOS10) or on my iOS device... :/
1) This is an early beta and whether Apple provide access to local network storage over AFS or CIFS remains in question. I’d hazard a guess that they probably won’t however

2) Files is fully open to developers and there will be nothing stopping 3rd parties doing exactly that. In fact I expect it to be quite a good niche for some devs.
 
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lukejr

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Nov 4, 2011
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iOS 11 - Beta 3, the Files app - OS X Server and Dropbox support have been added. Still unsure what version of OS X Server is supported though.
 

slenpree

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this OS X server support in files will likely transpire as part of the WebDAV support already built into iOS, which the iWork apps and some third party ones like OmniGraffle support.
 

Coldplayer

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Nov 12, 2010
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Does it work for anyone?

I always get an SSL error whenever i try to connect. Renewing certificates didn't work.

Or do I need to install the macOS Server Beta in order to work with iOS 11?
 

kirdes

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Jul 3, 2011
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Does it work for anyone?

I always get an SSL error whenever i try to connect. Renewing certificates didn't work.

Or do I need to install the macOS Server Beta in order to work with iOS 11?
No you don’t. I can use the macOS server functionality in files together with the current macOS Server version 5.3.1.

I have my own CA and certificates. I had imported the CA to iOS and I’ve never got an SSL error.

Do did you set the checkbox for iOS in the file sharing options in the macOS server app?
 

angusmcfisher

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as a person who use the file sharing ability of OSX Server I was (and I am...) highly disappointed that apple did not add the ability to access the files on the server from the Files app. the only files that are accessible are those in iCloud (like iOS10) or on my iOS device... :/
If you go to Settings > Accounts > Other > Mac OS Server and add your details, it'll work as you expect.
 
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billybruce

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If you go to Settings > Accounts > Other > Mac OS Server and add your details, it'll work as you expect.
This isn't working for me. I keep getting an error "An SSL error has occurred and a secure connection to the server cannot be made" and that's where it ends. I can't tell it I'm fine without an SSL just "OK"

Anyone else? It's a personal server and I've been unsuccessful adding SSL
 
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Alrescha

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This isn't working for me. I keep getting an error
It worked for me right up until I upgraded my server to High Sierra (and upgraded the Server app). Going to Settings/Accounts/servername now shows a message under File Sharing "these services have been disabled on the server". I have not investigated further.

A.
 

castlerock

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No you don’t. I can use the macOS server functionality in files together with the current macOS Server version 5.3.1.

I have my own CA and certificates. I had imported the CA to iOS and I’ve never got an SSL error.

Do did you set the checkbox for iOS in the file sharing options in the macOS server app?
I wrote a whole bunch of stuff yesterday and in the end it's mostly clutter. I was having problems getting the Files app to work with my Server 5.3.1. It was mysteriously giving an SSL error even though I could connect to it just fine on my Mac. Turns out Files doesn't seem to want to talk to a Mac Server that isn't on its local network. So... once I just tried to access it via the local IP (10.x.x.x) it worked just fine. Weird.
 
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