How to Navigate Lion Server’s Built-in Website

By John Rizzo

You can access the Lion Server’s built-in wiki-based website from anything that has a browser — Windows PCs, iPads, any version of Mac OS X, Linux and Unix PCs, iPhones, and iPod touches. Clicking one of the links on the home page brings up a login screen. You can also log in by clicking the lock icon in the upper right of the page. Click the lock again to log out.

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Navigation throughout all the pages of the site is best accomplished by using a pop-up navigation bar called the Service Selector. To bring it up, click the Service Selector icon in the far upper left of any page. The Service Selector includes the same links as the home page, which is the leftmost link. Here are the other links:

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  • Home takes you back to the home page.

  • My Page takes you to each user’s personal My Page page. Users can edit the page, blogs, wikis, and other content here.

  • Updates is a list of any changes everywhere on the site, such as new entries in anyone’s blog, or changes to any wiki or page.

  • Wikis lists all wikis belonging to users and groups.

  • People lists other users’ My Page pages. A user’s My Page doesn’t show up in People until the user makes changes to the default page.

  • Podcasts appears only if you’re running podcast service. Clicking it brings up a list of podcasts. Here, you can subscribe to a podcast, which means that new episodes appear in iTunes.

These descriptions apply to items that a user has permission to see. Items that a user doesn’t have read permission for won’t appear in the lists.

In order to have the wiki features work at 100 percent, you need to have fairly recent web browsers. These are the officially supported browsers:

  • Safari 5 or later for Mac OS X (10.5.8 or later), Windows (XP SP2 or later). Version 5 was released in 2010. The Safari in iOS 4 also works.

  • Firefox 4 or later for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

  • Internet Explorer 9 or later for Windows.

  • Google Chrome 1.0 and later for Windows, Mac OS X (10.5 and later), and Linux.