Learn about current and future support

Apple continues to develop and support macOS Server, which includes Open Directory, Profile Manager, and Xsan management. The most popular server features—Caching Server, File Sharing Server, and Time Machine Server are bundled with every installation of macOS High Sierra and later, so that even more customers have access to these essential services at no extra cost.

Starting with macOS Server 5.7.1, Apple no longer bundles open source services such as Calendar Server, Contacts Server, the Mail Server, DNS, DHCP, VPN Server, and Websites with macOS Server. Customers can get these same services directly from open-source providers. This way, macOS Server customers can install the most secure and up-to-date services as soon as they’re available.

Nov 18, 2017 High Sierra does not support FTP. Will FTP Server enable us to do the following: Send (put) a CSV file from an IBM AS-400 to a MacMini (OS-10.13.1) using FTP. Basicly, the AS-400 initiates the placing of a file into a folder located on the MacMini. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Apple has published documentation to help with this transition.

Services included in macOS Server 5.7.1 and later

The following services are included and fully supported in macOS Server 5.7.1 and later:

  • Profile Manager
  • Open Directory
  • Xsan

Services migrated from macOS Server to macOS High Sierra and later

These services are now available in macOS High Sierra and later, and can be found in System Preferences > Sharing:

  • File Server
  • Caching Server
  • Time Machine Server
Macos high sierra 10.13.6

Ftp Server Macos High Sierra

Service status

Ftp Server For Macos High Sierra 10 13 6

This table shows the status of each macOS Server service, and available alternatives.

Macos High Sierra 10.13.6

ServiceStatusAlternatives
FTPRemoved in Server 5.4SFTP/SSH
Server DocsRemoved in Server 5.4
iCloud Documents, Apache/WebDAV
DHCPUI tools removed in Server 5.7.1bootpd, built into macOS
DNSRemoved in Server 5.7.1BIND, Unbound, KnotDNS
VPNRemoved in Server 5.7.1OpenVPN, SoftEther VPN, WireGuard
FirewallUI tools removed in Server 5.7.1pf firewall (built into macOS)
Mail ServerRemoved in Server 5.7.1

dovecot/Postfix

Courier, KerioConnect

CalendarRemoved in Server 5.7.1CalendarServer, DavMail, Radicale, Kerio Connect
WikiRemoved in Server 5.7.1MediaWiki, PmWiki, XWiki, Confluence, WordPress WMX files
WebsitesUI tools removed in Server 5.7.1Apache HTTP Server (built into macOS), Nginx, Lighttpd
ContactsRemoved in Server 5.7.1CalendarServer, DavMail, Citadel, Kerio Connect
NetBoot/NetInstallUI tools removed in Server 5.7.1BOOTP, TFTP, HTTP, NFS (all built into macOS), NetSUS, BSDPy
MessagesRemoved in Server 5.7.1ejabberd, Openfire, Prosody
RadiusRemoved in Server 5.7.1FreeRadius
AirPort ManagementRemoved in Server 5.7.1AirPort Utility