CHAPTER 13Server Security

It may look similar, but Mac OS X Server has some very different functionality from OS X Client. So, it naturally follows that you will need to take additional precautions to secure Mac OS X Server. In this chapter, we'll primarily focus on the services that are specific to OS X Server and how to secure them, paying attention to where the best practices shift from Mac OS X Client.

A number of services are included with Mac OS X Server. We will focus on security as it pertains to the big ones: directory services, file sharing, web server services, wireless services, user account management, Internet security, and the iChat Server. Because many of the other services are dependent on directory services, we'll start by ...

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