Using Apache HTTP Server to Enable HTTP Downloads on a Linux File Share Distribution Point

This article explains how to use Apache HTTP Server to enable HTTP downloads on a Linux file share distribution point.

For more information on Apache HTTP Server, see the following website: http://httpd.apache.org

The procedure below has been tested on Ubuntu. It may vary depending on your specific Linux operating system.

  1. Install Apache HTTP Server according to the instructions for your specific Linux operating system. On Ubuntu, execute the following command:
    sudo apt-get install apache2
  2. Create a symlink to the distribution point by executing a command similar to the following (for Ubuntu v14.02 or later):
    sudo ln -s /path/to/CasperShare /var/www/CasperShare
  3. Update the settings for the distribution point in Jamf Pro:
    1. Log in to Jamf Pro with a web browser.
    2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings.
    3. Click Server Infrastructure.
    4. Click File Share Distribution Points.
    5. Click Edit.
    6. Click the HTTP tab and select the Use HTTP downloads checkbox.
    7. Click Save.