Installing Final Cut Server on Lion & Mountain Lion Server

Thanks to Allan Sanderson for the following submission, which outlines how to install Final Cut Server in Lion and Mountain Lion Server.

In Server.app

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Websites:
Check “Enable PHP web applications”

Install Java
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Open /Applications/Utilities/Java Preferences.app
You’ll be prompted by Software Update service to install Java, click “Continue”, provide admin credentials when promopted.

Install Final Cut Server
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Run Final Cut Server installer.
Then run Software Update to get ProApplications 2010-02 & Final Cut Server v1.5.2 updates.

Check Configuration
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1)
Check fcsvr user has been created:
dscl /Local/Default -search /Users RecordName fcsvr
Output should look something like this:
fcsvr RecordName = (
fcsvr
)

2)
Check “fcsvr” user’s home folder location is set to “/Library/Application Support/Final Cut Server”
dscl /Local/Default -read /Users/fcsvr NFSHomeDirectory
Output should look something like this:
NFSHomeDirectory: /Library/Application Support/Final Cut Server
If it doesn’t, caorrect it with this command:
sudo dscl /Local/Default -create /Users/fcsvr NFSHomeDirectory “/Library/Application Support/Final Cut Server”

Customisations To Make It Work
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A word to the wise, I personally take a backup before making any changes to system files, Time Machine is nice ‘n all, but I’d prefer not to have to go there in the first place.

1)
An out the box FCSvr install doesn’t set an “AUTH_TYPE” key/value pair in the com.apple.FinalCutServer.settings.plist file. Under 10.5 & 10.6 this didn’t cause any issues, but 10.7+ does seem to be an issue. So for Local and Open Directory authentication, this command will do the job:
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.FinalCutServer.settings “AUTH_TYPE” -int 2
If you’re being more daring and trying to work with an Active Directory, then you’ll want the following:
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.FinalCutServer.settings “AUTH_TYPE” -int 1

2)
Because of how things have changed between 10.6 and 10.7 & 10.8, its necessary to manually copy the apache site config into a users apache space.
sudo cp “/Library/Application Support/Final Cut Server/Final Cut Server.bundle/Contents/Resources/share/conf/client_apache2.conf” “/etc/apache2/users/fcsvr.conf”

3)
Now in order for the apache site config to be read by apache, we need to add in the necessary direction for httpd.
Append “UserDir Sites” to end of “/etc/apache/httpd.conf”, this can be done as a one-liner if you like:
sudo echo “UserDir Sites” >>/etc/apache2/httpd.conf

4)
Lastly we have to add in the redirection settings for 10.7+ as the installers isn’t able to do this due to file path changes between the OS revisions.
So, in your /etc/apache2/sites/0000_any_80_.conf file, paste in the following lines after the IfModule for mod_ssl.c:
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} ^TRACE
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule .* – [F]
RewriteRule ^/FinalCutServer$ /~fcsvr/Sites/webstart/index.php [NC,L]
RewriteRule ^/FinalCutServer/FinalCutServer_mac.jnlp$ /~fcsvr/Sites/webstart/macJnlp.php [NC,L]
RewriteRule ^/FinalCutServer/FinalCutServer_windows.jnlp$ /~fcsvr/Sites/webstart/windowsJnlp.php [NC,L]
RewriteRule ^/FinalCutServer/FinalCutServer_other.jnlp$ /~fcsvr/Sites/webstart/jnlp.php [NC,L]
</IfModule>
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SPECIAL_MENTIONS: Matt Geller, David Colville

  • John Barnes

    So I am able to get the server running, but I am not bale to get the java application running on the clients. Do you know how to get Final Cut Server java application running under 10.7 and 10.8

    • http://www.krypted.com Charles

      Not yet