Remote Desktop- How to set up Remote Desktop from Mac to Mac

Remote Desktop allows you to take remote control over another networked Mac. If you allow remote login, you can use Secure Shell (SSH) to log in to your Mac from another Mac computer. Using this service will allow NMSU employees to be able to access their work computers remotely or from home.

To set up remote login, follow instructions below:

Set up Remote Login on your Mac

  1. On your Mac, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, click Sharing, then select Remote Login.

  2. Select the Remote Login checkbox.

    Selecting Remote Login also enables the secure FTP (sftp) service.

  3. Specify which users can log in:

    • All users: Any of your computer’s users and anyone on your network can log in.

    • Only these users: Click the Add button then choose who can log in remotely. Users & Groups includes all the users of your Mac. Network Users and Network Groups include people on your network.

Log in to your Mac from another computer

  1. On the other computer, open the Terminal  app (if it’s a Mac) or an SSH client.

  2. Type the ssh command, then press Return.

    The general format of the ssh command is:

    ssh username@IPAddress

    For example, if your user name is steve, and your computer’s IP address is, enter the following:

    $ ssh steve@
  3. Enter your password, then press Return.

If you don’t know the user name and IP address for your Mac, open the Remote Login pane of Sharing preferences. Your user name and IP address are shown below the “Remote Login: On” indicator.

KeywordsLog in to your Mac, remote access, from mac to mac remote access, set up remote login from your mac   Doc ID99133
OwnerAhmed D.GroupNMSU
Created2020-03-19 14:15 MDTUpdated2020-03-19 14:16 MDT
SitesNew Mexico State University
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