Lesson 1: Set up file sharing
In this lesson, you’ll learn to create a shared folder named “Locker” on your server’s second hard disk, set the protocol for Mac computers and iOS devices, and specify that you are the only user who can create, change, or delete files in the folder.
In this lesson, you’ll be able to:
Set up your server to share files
Create and share a folder
Restrict access to the folder
Step 1. Select File Sharing
Open the Server app to see the list of services available in OS X Server. Select File Sharing.
Step 2. Select a folder
Create a folder that you want to hold your shared documents.
To create the shared folder, click the Add button .
Create a new folder named “Locker” on the second hard disk.
Step 3. Restrict access to the shared folder
Select the shared folder named Locker and click the Edit button. Set who can connect to it, and how.
The owner (you)
Leave it as Read & Write
The primary group
Change it to Read Only
Leave it as Read Only
Step 4. Configure the sharing protocols
Protocols are different sharing connection types, and the protocols you set determine what kind of device can connect to the shared folder.
While editing Locker, set the folder’s protocol. Then click OK when you’re done.
Can be used by...
iOS devices with iOS 9 or later
Mac computers and PCs
Step 5. Turn on the service
Click the button to turn File Sharing service on.
Step 6. Test your configuration
On your local network, double-click the server in the Shared section in the client’s Finder sidebar.
The server asks for a name and password before allowing you to read and write to any files.
If you get a choice of folders to connect to and Locker is there, the setup worked.
Enter the folder owner’s login name and password, then click Connect.
Go to Lesson 2: Use file sharing.