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Remote Desktop Connection Manager Mac

You would have come across the remote desktop feature when you are at work, especially if you are working in IT firms, where you can connect to a computer from another location. The remote desktop is a wonderful feature and is compatible with almost all the operating systems.

Some benefits using Remote Desktop are:

  • Allows you to access the work/home computer from another location.
  • You can quickly fix a computer problem.
  • Allows you to perform certain administrative tasks remotely.
Remote Desktop Connection Manager Mac

Here you can see the steps to set up the Remote Desktop Connection on your Mac.

  • On your Mac computer, click the Apple logo on the top left corner of the screen.
  • Select the option System Preferences and click the Sharing option from the list.
  • Following that, click the Remote Login option.
  • Click the checkbox near the Remote Login option.
  • You can choose the users who can log in.
  • All Users: It will allow all the users connected to the network to have access to the computer.
  • Only these Users: You can click the + (add) button to add selective users who can log in remotely.
  • Save the changes.

Now you can see the steps to log in to your Mac from another Mac computer. Follow the steps given below.

  • On the other Mac computer, click Go > utilities and select the Terminal Window from the Utilities section.
  • Once the Terminal window opens, the steps are quite simple.
  • Type the ssh command and press the Return button.
  • ssh username@IPAddress
  • If your username is Kevin and the IP Address is 10.1.2.2, you have to enter

$ ssh kevin@10.1.2.2 and press the Return button.

  • Enter the password and press the Return button.
  • In case you do not know the username and the IP address for your Mac, click the Apple logo and select the System Preferences option.
Mac from another Mac computer
  • Click the Sharing option from the list and click the Remote Login option.
  • The username and the IP address will be displayed below the Remote Login indicator.
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