29.2. Configuring AFP

If you've decided to use AFP, you can turn it on and configure its basic security settings easily. Separately, you must determine which folders or volumes will be shared and which users or groups have permission to access them; I cover those matters near the end of this chapter.

To activate AFP and adjust its settings, follow these steps:

  1. Open Server Admin, which is located in /Applications/Server.

  2. In the sidebar on the left, select your server.

  3. If no services are listed under the server name, click the disclosure triangle next to the server name to reveal them.

  4. If the service names are dimmed, choose Server Connect, type your username and password if they're not already filled in, and then click Connect. The list of services refreshes, and those currently running appear with a green dot next to them.

  5. In the sidebar under your server name, select AFP. If AFP doesn't appear in the list, you must first add it by selecting your server name, clicking Settings, clicking Services, clicking the check box next to AFP, and then clicking Save.


    For more on modifying the list of services, see Chapter 25.

  6. If AFP isn't already running (that is, the dot next to AFP in the list isn't green), click the Start AFP button at the bottom of the window.

  7. Click the Settings button on the toolbar.

  8. Click the Access tab, shown in Figure 29.1.

    Figure 29.1. Set authentication method and ...

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