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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.
  4. Go to the App Store and download the following:
    Remote Desktop VNC app
  5.  On your Mac, go into System Preferences and then select Network
    Mac System Preferences, select Network.
  6.  Mac Network settings.
  7.  Open Remote Desktop VNC and type this IP address into the location.
    Remote Desktop VNC
  8. Click Open.
  9. Type in your username and password for your computer.
    Screen sharing: type your username and password.

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