LC Server on OSX Mojave - Local host & sites

JJS jjs at
Wed Apr 3 12:55:43 EDT 2019

Is this a local server you are using? because you are having localhost 
after http://

So it is not reachable by anyone else on the internet right?

Op 3-4-2019 om 16:09 schreef Rick Harrison via use-livecode:
> Hi Keith,
> Unfortunately, Apple, Inc. has really screwed us over with the removal of
> website control in their newest version of macOS Server.  All they gave us
> was the macOS-Server-Service-Migration-Guide.pdf which says very little
> about the most important things like SSL under Mojave. To quote:
> “1. The virtual hosts won’t be behind a reverse proxy; they’ll be listening on
> standard HTTP ports unless configured otherwise.
> 2. The SSL certificates will reside in the System.keychain, not in the file system.
> 3. The SSL processing will be managed by Apple’s mod_secure_transport
> plug-in for Apache, not by mod_ssl.”
> They give very little in the way of instructions, and instead show a bunch of diff files
> that show the differences between the configuration files under old macOS Server
> and the way they should look for Mojave.
> I managed to work my way through the document making all the changes, and
> got LC Server to work too!  (I thought that would be a the hard part.  I was
> wrong to make that assumption.)
> When it was time to get my SSL I found I was unable to get it to work, so
> I thought I would hire an experienced Sectigo SSL guy to do it.  Perhaps
> he would succeed where I had failed since they do these things all the time.
> The guy tried 3 times on 3 different days.  He failed, and told me that I would
> have to call Apple Support about the matter.  I tried to see if he would call
> them for me as this problem impacts their business more severely, but he
> wouldn’t do it.  They did agree to refund my SSL Installation Service money,
> which I appreciated.
> When I called Apple, Inc. support, they bumped the problem up by
> three levels and then told me they would have to bump it up yet
> another level.  They wanted $700 to work on the problem!  This is a
> problem they have caused, and they expect me to pay that much
> for a fix?  Really?  I told them I would keep it in mind as a last resort.
> I tried to look for other solutions.  I looked at VirtualHostX and thought
> I would try a SSL Certificate just in case there was
> something wrong with my Sectigo SSL Certificate.  I was able to
> get my SSL working with that, but VirtualHostX sets up a Virtual Debian Linux
> computer inside of my Mac. Emulation slows down the computer and
> I thought there must still be a pure macOS solution out there.
> I decided to give MAMP Pro a try. That didn’t work either!  When I contacted
> their support people they said:
>   "MAMP PRO is mostly intended for local development mostly. You can
> use it as a live server if you would like, but we cannot provide support
> for this. At this time we don' have a how-to on setting up a
> letsencrypt ssl key. If you cannot get this working, and this is
> why you purchased MAMP PRO, to use it as a live server, then we
> can offer you a refund.”
> That has put me back to square one.
> If anyone can work through the SSL problem and get it working under
> macOS 10.14.4 Mojave, I would be happy to help out getting LC
> Server to work.
> Let me know if you have any suggestions.
> Thanks,
> Rick
>> On Apr 2, 2019, at 3:43 PM, Keith Clarke via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
>> Hi Folks,
>> Is there a recipe more recent than the LC Server on OSX lesson that covers the Mohave Apache environment setup to recognise Sites URLs in localhost - now that Apple has hidden point & click web sharing facilities?
>> I have localhost working but get "The requested URL /keith/Sites/ was not found on this server.” for http://localhost/keith/Sites/ <http://localhost/keith/Sites/>
>> Any clues gratefully received.
>> Best,
>> Keith
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