The Automatically Created Collaboration Website

Mountain Lion Server can set up a sophisticated wiki-based website containing collaboration tools for your user accounts. No HTML coding or design layout is required. The built-in website is dynamically created and updated and is user-configurable.

You can limit users’ access to features or give them access to everything. Users of Macs, Windows, Linux, and Unix can create their own pages, wikis (editable by all or some users), and blogs, and upload pictures, movies, and audio — all from a web browser. The website can display shared calendars for groups of people to use. And if users want to add some HTML code, they can — again, from the web browser.

There are a variety of ways to use the site. Teachers can create a wiki where students can upload homework assignments from home. Managers can create blogs to update others on the progress of projects. User-created content is automatically indexed and searchable, and links between articles can be made automatically. And a project team can use a shared calendar to keep track of progress.

Turning on and setting up a wiki-based site

To use Mountain Lion Server’s built-in website, first open the Server app and click Wiki in the sidebar. Then click the big switch to turn on wiki services, as shown in Figure 12-1.

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