OS X Server: Allowing custom URL protocols in links via wiki service

Learn how to enable custom URL protocols for the Lion Server Wiki service (so they become clickable links on a wiki page).

By default, links in a wiki page that use common URL protocols such as http, ftp, and so forth are already clickable.

If you wish to create links containing a custom protocol, such as irc or scp, follow the directions below.

  1. Create whitelist_file per the version of OS X Server you're using.
    On Lion Server, whitelist_file refers to /etc/collabd/filter_whitelist.plist.
    On OS X Server (Mountain Lion), whitelist_file refers to /Library/Server/Wiki/Config/whitelist.plist.
  2. Use the guidelines in How to edit configuration files to add this content to the file:
  3. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">
    <plist version="1.0">
  4. Verify that the file's syntax is correct. An easy way to do so is by using the plutil(1) command:
  5. plutil whitelist_file
  6. Ensure that the permissions on the file are such that it will be accessible to the wiki service:
  7. sudo chown _teamsserver:_teamsserver whitelist_file
    sudo chmod 644 whitelist_file


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Last Modified: Sep 19, 2012
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