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Working Remotely

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SSH Sharing Setup

Users who wish to access machines via SSH (Secure Shell) will need to ensure that the Mac on campus has the requisite Sharing options available for SSH connections, and these connections should be restricted to specific users on the host machine for security purposes.


System Preferences

Open System Preferences and, under Internet & Network, select Sharing.


Enable Remote Login

Choose Remote Login; enable Remote Login with the check box.

3 Screen image: Users and Groups.

Add Users

Select Only These Users and click the plus button + to add a user from Users and groups.

4 Screen image: Sharing details.

Complete Settings

Check that Remote Login is On and that a valid address to connect to is supplied, the SSH connection can be made with the following user@DNS entry or IP address configuration.