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ReazDhaka Level 1 Level 1
We are running our school owned WIKI Services on a 10.5.7 Server.

Is there anyway to change the name in the default home page from the "Mac OSX Server" to something more customized without disturbing any content?

Reaz Shaheed
Network and Systems Administrator
American International School/Dhaka

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Rinonz Level 1 Level 1
    You can edit the index.html inside /Library/Webserver/Documents
    Just make sure you make a duplicate of it in case you need to go back.
  • John H Level 3 Level 3
    I opened that page and it doesnt appear to be the page you see when you go to my groups webpage


    Am i looking in the right place?
  • CheezItMan Level 1 Level 1
    Did you ever figure this out, I've been editing the page in our Podcast server, but I can't seem to find the CSS files. I need'em to get rid of that damm MacOS Server Banner.
  • Douggo Level 4 Level 4
    The files related to the default Groups page (index.html and the CSS files) are in the /usr/shared/collaboration directory. It's hidden, so you'll have to Terminal the file to somewhere you can open, edit, save and then move back.

  • CheezItMan Level 1 Level 1
    Yep, I found it by looking at the server admin tools and then peeking at the hidden files.
  • Douggo Level 4 Level 4
    Yes, I needed to get there for the CSS files it contains. I just used the ditto command in Terminal to copy them to a visible folder so I could get at them.

  • harry @ pmsi Level 3 Level 3
    I've had good success with changing items such as the banner by:
    - Change banner.jpg in usr/share/collaboration/css/serverhome/img to your banner image as a jpg file. Remember to verify
    Permissions set to Owner: root -rw, Group: wheel -r, Others: -r.

  • Smittles Level 1 Level 1
    I just tried this, but it's not working.

    I changed the name of the banner.jpg to banner_old.jpg

    I moved my new banner.jpg into the same directory - it lists, it's in there, spelling is correct. It's not showing up on my web page, though. What gives?

    I didn't ditto, I just mv from a network share to usr/share/collaboration/css/serverhome/img

    What else do I need to do?
  • Smittles Level 1 Level 1
    How do I verify permissions? Who's Owner?
  • Smittles Level 1 Level 1
    I found the answers to my own questions:

    verify permissions with ls -l [filename]

    change permissions so it's group and world viewable with chmod 644 [filename]
  • smrice Level 1 Level 1
    There does not appear to be an index.html file in /usr/share/collaboration/. Yes, I am looking for invisible files. Any ideas?
  • Smittles Level 1 Level 1
    smrice wrote:
    There does not appear to be an index.html file in /usr/share/collaboration/. Yes, I am looking for invisible files. Any ideas?

    Actually, you are. In order to see these files you have to have root access. I don't necessarily recommend giving yourself root access unless you have some experience with it. It's not difficult, but it can be very damaging if you perform the wrong function.

    Basically, open a Terminal window and type sudo bash

    That will turn your Mac Terminal window into a Unix-style Bash terminal.

    From there, CD into the directory listed above, and use vi to edit the file.

    If you don't know what I'm talking about, read up about bash and vi commands, how to use terminal, backing up files via vi and bash, and basic knowledge of Unix in general.
  • smrice Level 1 Level 1
    I am familiar with bash, and I have been looking using root access. Below is the output of ls:

    {quote:title=shell output}{quote}
    bash-3.2# ls -al /usr/share/collaboration/
    total 40
    drwxr-xr-x 14 root wheel 476 Sep 25 2007 .
    drwxr-xr-x 79 root wheel 2686 Sep 6 16:08 ..
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 1953 Sep 25 2007 api_tests.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 1228 Sep 25 2007 apiunit_testsuite.plist
    drwxr-xr-x 17 root wheel 578 Nov 4 16:48 css
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 1174 Sep 25 2007 debugMode.html
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 1653 Sep 25 2007 default_suites.plist
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 1 Sep 25 2007 fake.qti
    drwxr-xr-x 35 root wheel 1190 Sep 25 2007 images
    drwxr-xr-x 32 root wheel 1088 May 14 2009 javascript
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 Sep 25 2007 strings
    drwxr-xr-x 26 root wheel 884 Sep 25 2007 themes
    drwxr-xr-x 23 root wheel 782 Aug 27 2008 unitTests
    drwxr-xr-x 8 root wheel 272 Sep 25 2007 unittest

    So where's my index.html? Thanks for your help.
  • Smittles Level 1 Level 1
    try the path:

    That's where my main "home-page" index.html resides.

    the share/collaboration/ path is for the wiki, specifically, and falls into a different category. I needed access to the usr/share/collaboration/css/serverhome/img/banner.jpg

    I don't know why the .css for the home page resides in a very different directory than the main index.html page for the server home page, but it does.

    Hope this helps!

    Message was edited by: Smittles
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