How to set up SFTP in Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Adamantoise, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Adamantoise macrumors 6502a

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    Basically, I'd like to create my own home cloud service.

    I have heard that this is possible with Lion (as opposed to requiring Lion Server).

    I own a Macbook Pro and would like to see how well an OS X based file server works before investing in a Mini to make one.

    Anyone have any guides showing how to set this up? I've searched online but it's all so fragmented.
     
  2. stukdog macrumors 6502

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    To setup SFTP, all you have to do is enable "Remote Login" in System Preferences -> Sharing. Then, you just use your username and password of the Mac mini.
     
  3. spacesamurai macrumors member

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    You can also go with sharing via SMB/AFP, which can also be found under System Pref> Sharing. The best method will depend on how you wish to share, and how secure you want it to be.
     

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