Set up password-protected file sharing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by marekkurlmann, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. marekkurlmann macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2007
    I've got what seems like a very elementary question, but one that doesn't answer itself easily: I'd like to set up file sharing on my desktop computer so that my laptop can connect to its hard drive and a few folders on an external HD. I don't want the network/file sharing system to be open to everyone--only to my laptop--hence the password.

    What's the best way to set this up? Is it possible to set this up so that the laptop doesn't have to enter a password each time it logs on?

    Perhaps complicating the issue is that I use the same account name on both the laptop and desktop.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Sure. File sharing will normally require a user to log on using their normal authentication before they can access/write to the server. When connecting from another Mac, you can also select to store the other computer's credentials in your Keychain.

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