LC Server on OSX Mojave - Local host & sites

JJS jjs at krutt.org
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 letsencrypt.org 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 lists.runrev.com> 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/test.lc was not found on this server.” for http://localhost/keith/Sites/test.lc <http://localhost/keith/Sites/test.lc>
>>
>> Any clues gratefully received.
>> Best,
>> Keith
>>
>>
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